FULL-TIME, Barcelona 4-0 Osasuna: Excellent, complete performance and some great goals. What a win! Good work, boys!
83min: Nice move by Dembélé but his shot finds the side netting.
78min: Fantastic save by Ter Stegen with his knee to stop Barja.
GOAL!!!! Barcelona 4-0 Osasuna (Messi 73’): NOT TAKING THIS ONE AWAY! Lionel Messi finds the back of the net with a powerful shot to make it four. And Leo pays an amazing tribute to Diego Maradona with a shirt from Diego’s and Messi’s first club, Newell’s Old Boys of Argentina.
71min: GOAL DISALLOWED! VAR takes the goal away for an offside in the buildup. Boo.
GOAL!!!! Barcelona 4-0 Osasuna (Dembélé 70’): IT’S FOUR! Dembélé joins the scoring party with a very nice finish after an assist from Trincão.
65min: Lenglet needs help coming off the pitch as Carles Aleñá replaces him. De Jong moves to central defense with the change.
64min: Clément Lenglet is down in a lot of pain after tweaking his ankle.
60min: Three changes from Koeman: Francisco Trincão comes on for Braithwaite, Ousmane Dembélé replaces Coutinho and Sergiño Dest gives way to Junior Firpo, who will play at right-back in the final 30 minutes.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 3-0 Osasuna (Coutinho 57’): IT’S THREE FOR BARÇA! Coutinho tries to find Braithwaite inside the box, the ball is knocked by a defender into Griezmann’s path and the Frenchman gives Coutinho a tap-in.
54min: Messi fires a free-kick over the bar.
51min: Perfect cross from Messi and De Jong misses the header. Should have been the third.
49min: Easy stop for Ter Stegen after a long shot from Roncaglia.
46min: Halftime change from Ronald Koeman as Sergio Busquets replaces Pedri in midfield.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 2-0 Osasuna: And we’re back underway! Come on, boys, let’s finish the job and get this win!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 2-0 Osasuna: After a bit of a disorganized start, Barça kicked into gear and looked dominant and creative throughout the half, scoring two goals and going into the break with a well-deserved lead.
45+2min: Moncayola tries to score his own worldie with a volley from midfield in an attempt to catch Ter Stegen off guard, but the shot goes off target.
GOLAZO!!! Barcelona 2-0 Osasuna (Griezmann 42’): WHAT A GOAL!!! Jordi Alba’s cross is cleared by Moncayola to the edge of the box, and Griezmann fires a SPECTACULAR VOLLEY into the back of the net.
39min: Osasuna have a goal disallowed for a clear offside, but we got to see a couple of extraordinary saves from Marc-André ter Stegen before Budimir scored the goal.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Osasuna (Braithwaite 30’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Herrera makes an amazing double save to stop Coutinho and Braithwaite, but Braithwaite tries again and scores with his knee! Osasuna wanted a foul called on Herrera, but Braithwaite’s contact was clearly accidental and the goal is given!
26min: The pace of the game has slowed down a bit after an injury to Jony, but Barça continue to pressure and try to pass the ball quickly to create chances.
19min: Coutinho’s trademark curler is easily stopped by Herrera.
18min: Osasuna’s first chance is a cross from Jony that Budimir fires over the bar.
16min: CLOSE! Coutinho finds Griezmann, who fires just wide. Barça starting to look really dangerous right now.
15min: Nice little trick shot from distance by Griezmann trying to catch Herrera off guard, but the Osasuna keeper makes a good stop.
10min: BIG CHANCE! Perfect pass from Messi to Griezmann, who rounds the keeper and finds Coutinho for a tap-in, but Unai García makes an amazing clearance off the line!
7min: The best way to describe Barça’s attack right now is YOLO. There is NO structure at all and players are just running around looking for space and it doesn’t seem like they’ve been given instructions by the coach.
1min: Barça haven’t changed formation as expected and go with a 4-2-3-1, with Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho in behind Martin Braithaite, with Pedri and Frenkie De Jong as the double pivot.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Osasuna: And we’re underway! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Alba; Pedri, De Jong, Coutinho; Messi, Braithwaite, Griezmann (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Peña (GK), Firpo, Busquets, Pjanic, Aleñá, Matheus, Puig, Trincão, Dembélé
Starting XI: Herrera; Roncaglia, García, Navas, Pérez; Vidal, Oier, Moncayola, Jony; García, Budimir (4-4-2)
Bench: Rubén (GK), Álvarez (GK), Aridane, Cruz, Brasanac, Torres, Barja, Saverio, Gallego
WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of another important Barcelona match on Sunday afternoon as the Blaugrana welcome Osasuna for a big La Liga game. Barça continue to play well in the Champions League but haven’t found any consistency in the league, and hope to start a winning streak at home against a tough team that beat Barça at Camp Nou last season. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!
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Competition/Round: 2020-21 La Liga, Matchday 12
Date/Time: Sunday, November 29, 2020, 2pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 1pm GMT (UK), 8am ET, 5am PT (USA), 6.30pm IST (India)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz
VAR: Pablo González Fuertes
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