FULL-TIME, Osasuna 2-2 Barcelona: A tremendous second half performance from Barça, but a bad penalty given away by Piqué ruins a great comeback. Overall, though, this is bad. First half is unacceptable, not finishing the job after the 2-1 is also not good. Lots to improve, and just four points after three games. Yikes.
GOAL, Osasuna 2-2 Barcelona (Torres 81’): Roberto Torres scores again.
PENALTY TO OSASUNA: Gerard Piqué is correctly called for handball.
GOAL!!!!!! Osasuna 1-2 Barcelona (Arthur 64’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!!! Beautiful high pressing wins the ball back, and Arthur scores a great curler into the corner. Comeback complete!
GOAL!!!!!!!!!! Osasuna 1-1 Barcelona (Fati 51’): BARÇA EQUALIZE!!! Great cross from Carles Pérez and 16-year-old Ansu Fati heads home the equalizer!!! WHAT A MOMENT!!!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Osasuna 1-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s turn this around!
HALFTIME, Osasuna 1-0 Barcelona: This was the worst half of football in Barcelona history. Thankfully it’s over.
GOAL, Osasuna 1-0 Barcelona (Torres 7’): Osasuna take the lead after a cross from the right wing and a really good volley from Torres. Bad start from Barça, great start from the home team and they deserve the lead.
KICKOFF! Osasuna 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, Busquets, De Jong; Rafinha, Griezmann, Pérez (4-3-3)
Bench: Peña, Umtiti, Wagué, Rakitic, Arthur, Vidal, Ansu Fati
Starting XI: Rubén; Vidal, Aridane, D. García, Estpuiñán; Torres, Oier, Mérida, R. García; Ávila, Brandon (4-4-2)
Bench: Herrera, Roncaglia, Ibáñez, Villar, Brasanac, Adrián, Moncayola
WELCOME TO PAMPLONA!!! The Estadio El Sadar is the home of Osasuna and the site of a big La Liga match between the hosts and champions Barcelona, who make their only visit of the season hoping to pick up their first away win of the new campaign. Barça will once again be without Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé, so Antoine Griezmann must step up against a very solid defensive team. This should be a lot of 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 3
Date/Time: Saturday, August 31, 2019, 5pm CET (Barcelona), 4pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 11am ET, 8am PT (USA), 8.30pm IST (India)
Venue: Estadio El Sadar, Pamplona, Spain
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA
How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), Not Available (UK & India), 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!