FC Barcelona had no mercy against Alavés and was placed in the second position of LaLiga, after thrashing Alavés by a score of 5 to 1 on the 23rd day of LaLiga, in which the American, Sergiño Dest, returned to the activity after overcoming his injury and had minutes to enter the change in the second part of the duel played at Camp Nou.
Dest came in instead of Óscar Mingueza, at minute 77 of action, after having received medical discharge this Saturday, after having missed the last duels of the Blaugrana team due to muscle discomfort and now aims to have minutes in the first leg of the knockout stages in the Champions League, against PSG.
The North American stayed on the field for 18 minutes, during the duel in which the doublets of Trincão and Messi, in addition to Junior Firpo’s goal, that sealed the win this Saturday, with which the Blaugrano team climbed to second place in Spanish football with 46 points, to 8 behind Atlético de Madrid, which continues at the top of the table with 54 units and one games less.
Sergiño Dest dragged muscular problems that had left him out of activity in the last three days of LaLiga, in addition to three Copa del Rey matches, including the one they held against Seville at midweek. In his first season with the Culé team, the North American team has 23 appearances and has produced a couple of goals, since his arrival from Ajax.
Dest points to Champions
FC Barcelona will open the curtain on the UEFA Champions League round of 16 duels, in which they will face nothing more and nothing less than PSG, next Tuesday at Camp Nou, a duel in which Dest is expected to return to ownership of the painting directed by Ronald Koeman.