FULL TIME: Barcelona 3-1 Rayo Vallecano! All over at the Camp Nou and Barcelona take all three points after coming back from going a goal down. Pique, Messi and Suarez were the men in the goals for the champions.
GOAL! Barcelona 3-1 Rayo Vallecano! Surely it’s all over now. Substitute Ivan Rakitic tees up Luis Suarez and he taps it into an empty net!
GOAL! Barcelona 2-1 Rayo Vallecano: Lionel Messi rolls the penalty home and Barcelona are in front for the first time in this match.
PENALTY! Barcelona 1-1 Rayo Vallecano: Nelson Semedo goes down in the box and the referee points to the spot!
SECOND HALF! Barcelona 1-1 Rayo Vallecano: Here we go again folks. Ernesto Valverde has made a change at the break. On comes Ousmane Dembele, off goes Arthur.
HALF-TIME: Barcelona 1-1 Rayo Vallecano: Barcelona have had all the ball but have had to come from behind and it’s level at the break. They will have to be better in the second half.
GOAL! Barcelona 1-1 Rayo Vallecano: Lionel Messi sends in a free-kick into the box and Geraerd Pique heads home the equaliser!
GOAL! Barcelona 0-1 Rayo Vallecano: Uh Oh! It’s been all Barcelona so far, but a quick break from Rayo sees Raul de Tomas curl a low strike past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Rayo Vallecano: Come on, boys! Let’s do this thing!
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Vidal, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suarez, Coutinho.
Bench: Cillessen, Murillo, Sergi Roberto, Rakitic, Aleñá, Dembélé, Malcom
Rayo Vallecano: Dimitrievski; Advíncula, Velázquez, Amat, Gálvez; Álex Moreno, Imbula, Santi Comesaña Bebé, Álvaro; Raul De Tomás.
Bench: Alberto Garcia, Tito, Mario, Embarba, Pozo, Trejo, Di Santo
WELCOME BACK TO CAMP NOU!!! After playing five straight and six of their last seven games away from home, Barcelona finally return to the Greatest Stadium on Earth for a very important La Liga match against Rayo Vallecano. Rayo are facing relegation and have lost five in a row, but they caused Barça a lot of problems earlier this season and really need a result in this one, so we need to play our best to get three points. 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 27
Date/Time: Saturday, March 9, 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: Mario Melero López
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