FULL-TIME, Barcelona 5-2 Valencia: What a win. What a performance. Bring on Dortmund.
GOAL, Barcelona 5-2 Valencia (Gómez 92’): Maxi Gómez scores for Valencia at the death after a cross from Denis Cheryshev. Doesn’t matter, though.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 5-1 Valencia (Suárez 82’): IT’S FIVE!!!!! Griezmann finds Suárez inside the box and the Uruguayan finds the bottom corner with a powerful strike! What a performance!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 4-1 Valencia (Suárez 61’): IT’S FOUR FOR BARÇA!!! Luis Suárez needs just one minute and two touches to score an amazing goal from outside the box and join the scoring party!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 3-1 Valencia (Piqué 52’): BIG GOAL FOR BARÇA!!! Antoine Griezmann with the shot from outside the box, Jasper Cillessen saves it against the post and Gerard Piqué is there to score on the rebound.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 2-1 Valencia: Come on, boys! Let’s keep up the good work and finish the job!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 2-1 Valencia: Barça slowed down after their amazing start and allowed Valencia a way back into the game, but they’re still the better team and deserve the lead. And this Ansu Fati kid looks insane.
GOAL, Barcelona 2-1 Valencia (Gameiro 27’): Valencia are back in the game. Great through ball by Rodrigo to find Kévin Gameiro, who is onside and beats Ter Stegen to make it 2-1. The goal was at first ruled out for offside, but VAR changed the decision.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 2-0 Valencia (De Jong 7’): IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA!!! Ansu Fati takes on Garay, leaves him for dead and gives Frenkie a tap-in! What a goal!!!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Valencia (Fati 2’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Frenkie De Jong plays a perfect cross and Ansu Fati scores two minutes into his first home start! What a start for the kid and for Barça!!!
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Valencia: Come on, boys! Let’s get this win!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Arthur; Pérez, Griezmann, Fati (4-3-3)
Bench: Peña, Todibo, Firpo, Rakitic, Roberto, Vidal, Suárez
Starting XI: Cillessen; Wass, Garay, Gabriel, Gayà; Torres, Parejo, Coquelin, Guedes; Rodrigo, Gameiro (4-4-2)
Bench: Doménech, Diakhaby, Jaume Costa, Kondogbia, Cheryshev, Lee, Maxi Gómez
WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth opens its doors for a Barcelona match after three weeks, and this will not be an easy one: the Blaugrana will face Valencia, the team that beat Barça in the Copa del Rey Final last season and are coming into this one with a new manager and hungry to get a result away to the champions. 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 4
Date/Time: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Sunday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA
How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Premier Sports 2 (UK), 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!