FULL-TIME, Eibar 0-3 Barcelona: A truly dominant away performance from the defending champions, something we hadn’t seen this season until today. Good job, boys!
GOAL!!! Eibar 0-3 Barcelona (Suárez 66’): IT’S THREE!!! Beautiful through ball from Griezmann to find Messi all alone in front of goal, and the captain decides to give Luis Suárez an easy tap-in. Game over.
GOAL!!! Eibar 0-2 Barcelona (Messi 58’): IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA!!! Incredible bit of passing at the edge of the box that starts with Frenkie De Jong and moves through the whole MSG trio before Messi finds the back of the net! What a goal!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Eibar 0-1 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s keep up the good work and score more goals so we can get the win!
HALFTIME, Eibar 0-1 Barcelona: Very good first half performance on both ends, but the win should have been in the bag already if not for poor finishing and decision making in the final third.
35min: Barça have dominated since scoring the opener, with some beautiful passing sequences and at least two big chances. Lionel Messi has been surprisingly wasteful in front of goal, but he’s clearly in the mood.
GOAL!!! Eibar 0-1 Barcelona (Griezmann 13’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Clément Lenglet plays a great long ball and finds Antoine Griezmann wide open in front of goal, and Griezmann calmly beats the keeper to give Barça the early lead!
KICKOFF! Eibar 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s make this early kickoff count and give us a great weekend!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Umtiti, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Griezmann (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Todibo, Semedo, Rakitic, Vidal, Pérez, Ansu Fati
Starting XI: Dmitrovic; De Blasis, Oliveira, Arbilla, Cote; León, Diop, Álvarez, Orellana; Charles, Enrich (4-4-2)
Bench: Yoel (GK), Bigas, Quique, Expósito, Kike, Inui, Tejero
WELCOME TO THE IPURÚA STADIUM!!! The home of Eibar at the Basque Country is the site of what promises to be a very fun match between the hosts and defending champions Barcelona, who come into this one on the back of four straight wins before the international break. El Clásico is not happening next week, so Barça can’t drop points until they face a chance to face their biggest rivals later in the season. This should be a good one, and you are welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2019-20 La Liga, Matchday 9
Date/Time: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1pm CET (Barcelona), 12pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 7am ET, 4am PT (USA), 4.30pm IST (India)
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa, Eibar, Basque Coutry, Spain
Referee: Mario Melero López
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA
How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Premier Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), Not Available (India), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), others
How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), Premier Player (UK), Facebook Live (India), Movistar+ (Spain), 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, be careful with the 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!