FULL-TIME, Barcelona 3-0 Eibar: Extremely impressive second half after a really bad first. Well done, team. Still five points clear at the top of the table.
GOAL!!!! Barcelona 3-0 Eibar (Suárez 59’): IT’S THREE FOR BARÇA!!! Sergi Roberto wins a throw-in and quickly takes it to find Suárez, who scores a really nice goal with the outside of his foot. Barça have woken up, and they look hungry right now.
GOAL!!!! Barcelona 2-0 Eibar (Messi 53’): BARÇA DOUBLE THE LEAD!!! Lionel Messi scores the second after Suárez and Coutinho press high and recover the ball close to the box, and then the captain does the rest.
HALFTIME, Barcelona 1-0 Eibar: Barça scored a spectacular goal, but other than that Eibar have been the better team and actually deserve better so far. Barça really need to improve or things will go south in the second half.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Eibar (Suárez 19’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Luis Suárez and Philippe Coutinho make a ridiculous, one-touch one-two at the edge of the box, and the Uruguayan finds the corner to give his team the lead. WHAT. A. GOAL.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Eibar: Don’t give me a heart attack, boys. Please.
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Coutinho (4-3-3)
Bench: Cillessen, Murillo, Semedo, Vidal, Aleñá, Denis, Dembélé
Starting XI: Riesgo; Peña, Arbilla, Bigas, Ángel; Escalante, Diop; Orellana, Jordán, Cucurella; Enrich (4-2-3-1)
Bench: Dmitrovic, Álvarez, Cardona, Oliveira, De Blasis, Kike, Milla
WELCOME BACK, CAMP NOU!!!!! The best stadium on Earth is finally open for business again as Barcelona will play their first home game of 2019. The Blaugrana will look to extend a five-game winning streak in La Liga when they welcome Eibar, and this promises to be tough. Eibar are a good team, and although they haven’t won in five, they also haven’t lost in four. Their defense is good, and they have some dangerous attacking players. This should be a good game, and you can follow along with our LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2018-19 La Liga, Matchday 19
Date/Time: Sunday, January 13, 2019, 6.30pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 5.30pm GMT (UK), 12.30pm ET, 9.30am PT (USA), 11pm IST (India)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano
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