Barcelona continues its winning form as they race for the La Liga title. With the late victory from substitute Pedri, Barcelona increased their lead over second-place Girona to six points in La Liga.
The 20-year-old, who was making his 100th appearance for Barcelona across all competitions, scored on a tap-in from four yards out after Fulham loanee Paulo Gazzaniga bobbled a cross from Jordi Alba.
With this victory, Barcelona has now gone nine league games without a loss.
They are now in first place with 47 points, two ahead of Real Madrid (41 points) with a game in hand.
On Sunday at 20:00 GMT, second-place Real Madrid will host third-place Real Sociedad.
Despite only having two shots on goal the whole game, Girona is now in 12th place, four points above the relegation zone.
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In second-half stoppage time, their manager Michel was sent off for protesting a foul committed by Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
The absence of suspended strikers Robert Lewandowski of Poland and Ferran Torres of Spain left Barcelona’s attacking areas weak.
Ousmane Dembele, a winger for France, left the game in the first half with what appeared to be a thigh injury.
Since losing 3-1 to Real Madrid on October 16, Xavi’s squad has won eight straight La Liga games and drawn one more. Overall, they have won their last 13 games.
Barcelona is hoping to keep their winning form as they are aiming for their first La Liga title since the 2018–19 season.