FULL-TIME, Barcelona 1-1 Eibar: Barça should have won this one but didn’t. Two big points dropped.
82min: Fourth change from Koeman as Sergio Busquets is on for Clément Lenglet.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-1 Eibar (Dembélé 67’): BARÇA EQUALIZE! Immediate impact from the substitutes as Trincão and Coutinho create magic down the left and Firpo finds Dembélé all alone for a big goal!
66min: Two changes for Barça: Philippe Coutinho replaces Miralem Pjanic and Francisco Trincão is on for Antoine Griezmann.
GOAL, Barcelona 0-1 Eibar (García 57’): Eibar take the lead. Terrible mistake by Araujo who loses the ball in midfield and Kike García carries the ball to the edge of the box and beats Ter Stegen.
46min: Substitution from Barça as Ousmane Dembélé comes for Sergiño Dest, and Barça change formation to four at the back with Óscar Mingueza at right-back.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Eibar: And we’re back underway! Come on, boys, let’s find the goals and win the game!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 0-0 Eibar: Barça played pretty well most of the time with some nice passing patterns and good chances, but a missed penalty and a narrow offside call means the home team is goalless at the half.
26min: GOAL DISALLOWED! After video review it is determined that Braithwaite was offside.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Eibar (Braithwaite 25’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Quick counter attack for Barça as Pedri releases Junior Firpo who fires an excellent cross on the ground and Braithwaite finds the back of the net!
8min: PENALTY MISSED! Braithwaite steps up to the spot and fires it wide.
7min: PENALTY TO BARÇA! The penalty is given after review!
6min: VAR is in action! Bigas kicked Ronald Araujo in the box and the referee is looking at the sideline screen.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Eibar: And we’re underway! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Araujo, Lenglet; Dest, Pjanic, De Jong, Firpo; Griezmann, Braithwaite, Pedri (3-4-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Peña (GK), Umtiti, Busquets, Aleñá, Matheus, Puig, Coutinho, Trincão, Dembélé
Starting XI: Dmitrovic; Pozo, Burgos, Bigas, Soares; Diop, Álvarez; Kadzior, Expósito, Inui; García (4-2-3-1)
Bench: Yoel (GK), Oliveira, Dufur, Cubero, Olabe, Recio, León, Muto, Arieta, Quique, Enrich
WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth opens its doors for the last time in 2020 as Barcelona return to La Liga action to face Eibar on Tuesday night. Barça come into this one in a good run of results and could join the title race with a big win against an Eibar team that has struggled this season but can still make this a tough game for the Blaugrana. This should be a fun one, 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 16
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 29, 2020, 7.15pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 6.15pm GMT (UK), 1.15pm ET, 10.15am PT (USA), 11.45pm IST (India)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Javier Alberola Rojas
VAR: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva
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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.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!