FULL-TIME, Barcelona 8-2 Huesca: What a performance. Just breathtaking. Well done, boys. Well done.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 8-2 Huesca (Suárez 90’+2): Luis Suárez wins and scores a penalty! It’s EIGHT for Barça!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 7-2 Huesca (Alba 81’): IT’S TIME FOR JORDI TO JOIN THE SCORING PARTY! Lionel Messi gets yet another assist and Alba makes the best of his chance with a really nice finish through the keeper’s legs. What a performance!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 6-2 Huesca (Messi 61’): IT’S A PARTY AT CAMP NOU! Barça score their sixth thanks to another fantastic assist, this time from Coutinho, who puts Lionel Messi through on goal and the best player on Earth easily beats Werner. What a crazy night of scoring at Camp Nou!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 5-2 Huesca (Rakitic 52’): IT’S ANOTHER GOAL!!! Lionel Messi receives the ball in the edge of the box and plays a beautiful ball to Ivan Rakitic, who fires a sensational curling strike into the bottom corner to make it five for Barça!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 4-2 Huesca (Dembélé 48’): WHAT A START TO THE SECOND HALF! Luis Suárez plays a fantastic pass through to Ousmane Dembélé who fires a rocket with his left foot and gives Barça a two-goal lead early on. Well done, Ouz!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 3-2 Huesca: Let’s finish the job, boys!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 3-2 Huesca: Barça were FANTASTIC going forward, but they conceded twice in Huesca’s only two chances of the half. That means there’s work to do in the second half, but for the neutrals this is a spectacular game of football.
GOAL! Barcelona 3-2 Huesca (Gallar 42’): Three minutes after scoring, Barça concede again. It’s another cross from the right wing that is not dealt with, and after Moi Gómez knocks it down Álex Gallar gets Huesca right back in the game just before halftime.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 3-1 Huesca (Suárez 39’): IT’S THREE FOR BARÇA! Alba benefits from another amazing pass, this time from Philippe Coutinho, and the full-back gives Luis Suárez an easy tap-in. It’s a fantastic recovery after an early goal conceded, and Barça look really strong here.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 2-1 Huesca (Pulido own goal 24’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Jordi Alba finds himself alone in the box after a fantastic through ball by Ousmane Dembélé and tries to pick out Messi in the six-yard area, but Pulido tries to clear and puts the ball in his own net. We’ve completed the comeback in just 20 minutes! Encouraging stuff!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-1 Huesca (Messi 16’): BARÇA EQUALIZE! After a nice sequence of possession, the ball finds Lionel Messi who unlocks the entire Huesca defense with a simple dribble move past Luisinho and then fires a rocket with his right foot to beat the keeper. COME ON, BARÇA!
GOAL! Barcelona 0-1 Huesca (Hernández 3’): Terrible start for Barça. After just two minutes, a cross comes into the box and Longo has a free header that is deflected by Cucho Hernández into the net. Huesca lead, and Barça have a lot of work to do here.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Huesca: Don’t give me a heart attack, boys. Please.
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Dembélé, Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinho; Messi, Suárez
Bench: Cillessen, Semedo, Lenglet, Vidal, Arthur, Malcom, Munir
Starting XI: Werner; Miramón, Pulido, Etxeita, Luisinho; Gallar, Musto, Melero, Gómez; Longo, Hernández
Bench: Semedo, Ferreiro, Santamaría, Ínsua, Ávila, Gürler, Sastre
The final La Liga weekend before the international break is here! We’ll have to wait two weeks to see Barcelona back in action after tonight, so let’s make sure to support the team as they face Huesca at Camp Nou. Huesca are a good team and will make things tough in this one. Let’s all follow along in the live blog and help Barça get a win!
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Competition/Round: 2018-19 La Liga, Matchday 3
Date/Time: Sunday, September 2, 2018, 6.30pm CET (Barcelona), 5.30pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 12.30pm ET, 9.30am PT (USA), 10pm IST (India)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Mario Melero López
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