FULL-TIME, Barcelona 5-1 Valladolid: Pretty solid all-around team performance, but this was really all about Messi. What a night by the GOAT.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 5-1 Valladolid (Suárez 77’): IT’S FIVE!!! Messi continues to shine as he plays a beautiful through ball for an easy Luis Suárez finish and another goal on the night! What a win!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 4-1 Valladolid (Messi 75’): IT’S FOUR! And it’s another for Messi as Rakitic finds him with a nice pass and Leo fires a rocket into the corner! Game over.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 3-1 Valladolid: Come on, boys! Let’s finish the job!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 3-1 Valladolid: Very fun first half, Barça playing really well except for the individual mistakes on the goal. And what a magical 45 minutes from Messi.
GOLAZO!!! Barcelona 3-1 Valladolid (Messi 34’): IT’S THREE!!! Messi joins the scoring party with a SPECTACULAR free-kick from 25 yards that curls into the top corner!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 2-1 Valladolid (Vidal 29’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD AGAIN!!! It’s a BRILLIANT lob from Messi to find Arturo Vidal all alone in the box, and the Chilean scores a beautiful volley. What a goal!
GOAL, Barcelona 1-1 Valladolid (Olivas 15’): Valladolid equalize. Dangerous cross into the box, Ter Stegen can’t hold on to the ball and Olivas knocks it into the net.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Valladolid (Lenglet 2’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Lionel Messi plays a cross into the box, the ball bounces around and falls to Clément Lenglet who fires a volley that hits a defender, then the crossbar and goes in. A perfect start!
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Valladolid: Come on, boys! Let’s do the job and get the win!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Vidal, Busquets, De Jong; Messi, Suárez, Ansu Fati (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Todibo, Roberto, Rakitic, Aleñá, Pérez, Griezmann
Starting XI: Masip; Porro, Olivas, Joaquín, Barba, Martínez; Plano, Míchel, Tuhami, Rubio; Guardiola (5-4-1)
Bench: Lunin (GK), Salisu, Antoñito, Alcaraz, Hervías, De Frutos, Enes Ünal
WELCOME TO THE GREATEST STADIUM ON EARTH!!! The Camp Nou is finally ready for a Barcelona match after 23 days without hosting a game thanks to the postponement of El Clásico at the weekend. The Blaugrana are back home for an important La Liga game against Valladolid, which Barça must win to stay top of the table in points lost and keep Real Madrid behind them until they face off in two months. This should be fun, 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 11
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 9.15pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8.15pm GMT (UK), 4.15pm ET, 1.15pm PT (USA), 1.45am IST (India, Wednesday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Javier Alberola Rojas
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
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!