FULL TIME! Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid: All over at the Camp Nou and Lionel Messi’s penalty is enough to secure all three points!
PENALTY SAVED! Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid: Messi misses the chance to make it safe! Masip saves his penalty after Philippe Coutinho was fouled.
SECOND HALF: Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid: Here we go again. Come on Barca!
HALF-TIME: Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid: Barca have the lead at the break but it’s not been great so far. Let’s hope for better after half-time.
GOAL! Barcelona 1-0 Real Valladolid: Lionel Messi scores from the penalty spot after Gerard Pique went down in the area.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Valladolid: Come on, boys! Please don’t give me a heart attack.
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Vermaelen, Alba; Aleñá, Busquets, Vidal; Messi, Boateng, Dembélé (4-3-3)
Bench: Iñaki Peña, Lenglet, Semedo, Rakitic, Coutinho, Malcom, Suárez
Starting XI: Masip; Olivas, Fernández, Calero; Antoñito, Tuhami, Míchel, Nacho; Verde; Ünal, Guardiola (3-4-1-2)
Bench: Yoel, Borja, Moyano, Toni Suárez, Cop, Keko, Plaza
WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! After a full week of rest, recovery and training, Barcelona are back in action and face Real Valladolid in a big La Liga game at the Greatest Stadium on Earth. The leaders are six points clear at the top, but they can’t affort to slip up with Real Madrid on fire and in second place. Valladolid aren’t very good, so Barça really need to win this one. And you can join us to follow and comment all the action. Let’s LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2018-19 La Liga, Matchday 24
Date/Time: Saturday, February 15, 2019, 8.45pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 7.45pm GMT (UK), 2.45pm ET, 11.45am PT (USA), 1.15am IST (India, Sunday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera
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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!