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Getafe vs Barcelona live blog, full-time: Barça survive Getafe pressure, win on the road

Follow along as Barça play their first game of the new year!

Getafe CF v RCD Espanyol - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

FULL-TIME, Getafe 1-2 Barcelona: The second half was owned by Getafe and Ter Stegen needed to come up big time and time again, but we survived. Well done, boys. Winning start to the year and five points clear at the top of the table.

SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Getafe 1-2 Barcelona: We have to play better and find another goal to secure the win. Also, it would help if the referee was good in the second half. Come on, boys!

HALFTIME, Getafe 1-2 Barcelona: This game has been ugly at times, with plenty of refereeing mistakes that VAR for some reason isn’t allowed to correct. But we’ve also seen a crazy great goal, and Barça are ahead.

GOAL, Getafe 1-2 Barcelona (Mata 43’): Getafe are back in it! Ángel controls a cross from the left and finds Jaime Mata for an easy tap-in.

GOLAZOOOO!!!!! Getafe 0-2 Barcelona (Suárez 39’): BARÇA DOUBLE THE LEAD WITH AN AMAZING GOAL!!!!!! After a free kick is cleared at the edge of the box, Luis Suárez takes it first time on the volley and fires home the second!!! What a goal!!!

GOAL!!!!! Getafe 0-1 Barcelona (Messi 20’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! In the first prolonged period of possession for the visitors, Arthur tries a pass over the top to Luis Suárez, the ball is deflected and Lionel Messi is quicker than everybody else, and despite having his shot saved he still scores the rebound. This has been an ugly game, but Barça are ahead!

KICKOFF! Getafe 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s start the year on a high! Please don’t give me a heart attack.



Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Vidal, Rakitic, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Dembélé (4-3-3)

Bench: Cillessen, Murillo, Semedo, Busquets, Aleñá, Coutinho, Malcom


Starting XI: Soria; Suárez, Dakonam, Cabrera, Antunes; Foulquier, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Portillo; Ángel, Mata

Bench: Chichizola, González, Sáiz, Cristóforo, Flamini, Ibáñez, Molina

WELCOME BACK, BARÇA!!!!!! I MISSED YOU SO MUCH!!!! The holidays are nice and all, but there is nothing better than watching Barcelona, and after two long weeks we finally get to do it again. And the first game back is a tough one as the La Liga leaders face Getafe on the road. They have a really good defense and haven’t lost since November. Barça will need to play really well to win, and you can follow along in the first LIVE BLOG of the new year!!!

(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)


Competition/Round: 2018-19 La Liga, Matchday 18

Date/Time: Sunday, January 6, 2019, 8.45pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 7.45pm GMT (UK), 2.45pm ET, 11.45am PT (USA), 1.15am IST (India, Monday)

Venue: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, Madrid, Spain

Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández


How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Eleven Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), others

How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), others

Matchday Thread Rules

We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:

Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.

Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!

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