FULL-TIME, Barcelona 2-2 Valencia: A wild second half and no winner.
GOAL, Barcelona 2-2 Valencia (Gómez 69’): Valencia equalize. Gayà with the cross, Maxi Gómez with the finish.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 2-1 Valencia (Araujo 52’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Ronald Araujo scores an amazing volley and Barça are in front!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 1-1 Valencia: And we’re back underway! Come on, boys, let’s find the winner!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 1-1 Valencia: Barça played like garbage and were gifted a goal just before halftime. They’re very lucky to not be losing.
GOAL! Barcelona 1-1 Valencia (Messi 45’+4): BARÇA EQUALIZE! Lionel Messi misses the penalty, but Jordi Alba gets to the ball first and crosses it to Messi who heads it home! Huge goal before halftime!
45+2min: VAR is checking the penalty.
45min: PENALTY TO BARÇA! Griezmann is pushed in the back by Gayà!
44min: TER STEGEN AGAIN! Huge save on a header by Gómez.
32min: Quick counter by Barça, Pedri finds Griezmann but Antoine fires a weak shot and Jaume has a comfortable save.
GOAL, Barcelona 0-1 Valencia (Diakhaby 30’): Valencia take the lead. Corner from the right side, free header by Diakhaby.
29min: TER STEGEN! Amazing diving stop on a shot by Soler.
28min: Araujo is back on the pitch and seems to be moving okay.
27min: Ronald Araujo is down injured and Clément Lenglet is warming up.
15min: Slow start to this one, with Valencia more than happy to park the bus and Barça struggling to find spaces so far.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Valencia: And we’re underway! Come on, boys, let’s start strong!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Mingueza, Alba; Busquets; Griezmann, Pedri, Coutinho, Braithwaite; Messi (4-1-4-1)
Bench: Neto (GK), Arnau (GK), Lenglet, Umtiti, Firpo, De Jong, Pjanic, Aleñá, Matheus, Puig, Trincão, Konrad
Starting XI: Jaume; Wass, Gabriel, Diakhaby, Gayà; Musah, Soler, Racic, Cheryshev; Gómez, Guedes (4-4-2)
Bench: Rivero (GK), Etxebarria (GK), Correia, Mangala, Molina, Jason, Esquerdo, Koindredi, Sobrino, Lee, Vallejo, Blanco
WELCOME TO THE CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the home of Barcelona and the site of another big game in La Liga for the Catalan giants, who host Valencia looking to extend their winning streak to three games and climb up the table to perhaps start a title bid this season. But it won’t be easy against a Valencia team in desperate need of points to avoid a relegation battle, so this should be a good one. And you are more than 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 14
Date/Time: Saturday, December 19, 2020, 4.15pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 3.15pm GMT (UK), 10.15am ET, 7.15am PT (USA), 8.45pm IST (India)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
VAR: José Luis González González
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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.
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