La Liga: Barcelona held to stalemate in opener

August 27, 2005
By Simon Baskett
MADRID, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Barcelona failed to get their title defence off to a winning start when they were held to a 0-0 draw at promoted Alaves on Saturday.

Argentine goalkeeper Roberto Bonano, released by Barcelona two years ago, produced a succession of top-class saves to earn Alaves a point on their return to the Primera Liga.

Barcelona laid siege to the Alaves area but last season's leading scorer Samuel Eto'o, winger Ludovic Giuly and World Player of the Year Ronaldinho ...

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