Barcelona goalkeeper Neto made an embarrassing gaffe as his side was held to a 1-1 draw away to Alaves on Saturday, despite playing the final half an hour with an extra man.


Barca fell behind in the 31st minute after a moment of madness from Brazilian keeper Neto, who clumsily allowed a back pass from Gerard Pique to trickle through his legs towards goal, and Luis Rioja nipped in to nudge the ball into the empty net.

Alaves midfielder Jota was sent off in the 62nd minute for a second booking and Antoine Griezmann levelled moments later but while the Catalans kept on pouring forward they failed to take their flurry of late chances.

Barcelona, which was beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid last week, has taken only two points from its last four league games and Ronald Koeman’s side sits 12th in the standings with eight points from six matches.

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