FULL-TIME, Valladolid 0-3 Barcelona: Valladolid weren’t very good but Barça did their job and took all three points with a clean sheet against a bad team on the road. Solid night on both ends and a good win. Well done, boys!
81min: Koeman’s fourth change sees Coutinho replace the excellent Pedri, who played really well once again tonight.
70min: Triple change from Ronald Koeman as Umtiti comes on for Araujo, Busquets replaces De Jong and Firpo takes Alba’s spot.
GOAL!!! Valladolid 0-3 Barcelona (Messi 65’): IT’S THREE!!! Beautiful team goal as De Jong finds Pedri, who then finds Messi with a gorgeous backheel pass and Leo fires it home!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Valladolid 0-2 Barcelona: And we’re back underway! Come on, boys, let’s finish the job!
HALFTIME, Valladolid 0-2 Barcelona: Barça haven’t been great but are playing well enough to cruise against a pretty bad Valladolid team.
GOAL!!! Valladolid 0-2 Barcelona (Braithwaite 35’): IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA! Messi with the through ball to Dest, who fires accross the face of goal and Braithwaite gets his left foot on the ball to double Barça’s lead!
GOAL!!! Valladolid 0-1 Barcelona (Lenglet 21’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Perfect cross from Messi and a bullet header from Lenglet for the opening goal!
20min: MASIP! Huge save from the former Barça keeper on a beautiful shot by Messi.
18min: This game is REALLY tough to watch at the moment.
7min: CLOSE! Messi fires a gorgeous curling shot from the edge of the box that goes JUST wide.
1min: It is indeed three at the back for Barça, with Messi, Braithwaite and Pedri as a front three.
KICKOFF! Valladolid 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Mingueza, Lenglet; Dest, Pjanic, De Jong, Pedri, Alba; Messi, Braithwaite (3-5-2)
Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Peña (GK), Umtiti, Firpo, Busquets, Aleñá, Puig, Coutinho, Trincão, Griezmann
Starting XI: Masip; Hervías, Fernández, Sánchez, Martínez; Jota, Míchel, Alcaraz, Plano; Weissman, Maranhão (4-4-2)
Bench: Roberto (GK), Pérez, Carnero, Yamiq, Bruno, Pérez, Orellana, Fede, Mesa, Villa, Waldo, Guardiola
WELCOME TO THE JOSÉ ZORILLA STADIUM!!! The cozy home of Real Valladolid is the site of a really important La Liga game between the hosts and Barcelona, who come into this one looking to make it three wins in four going into the Christmas break. Valladolid need points in their fight against relegation, and this should be a good one. So please feel free 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 15
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 10pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 9pm GMT (UK), 4pm ET, 1pm PT (USA), 2.30am IST (India, Wednesday)
Venue: Estadio José Zorilla, Valladolid, Spain
Referee: Mario Melero López
VAR: José Luis Munuera Montero
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA
How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), LaLigaTV (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), Not Available (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, 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.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!