FULL-TIME, Barcelona 2-1 Getafe: Ter Stegen made a brilliant save, Griezmann missed two golden chances, Barça suffered until the end, but they get the win and are equal in points with Real Madrid, who play Sunday. Good job, boys!
GOAL, Barcelona 2-1 Getafe (Ángel 66’): Getafe back in it. Cross from the right and Barça target Ángel scores a very good volley fromt he edge of the box.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 2-0 Getafe: Come on, boys! Let’s keep up the good work and finish the job!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 2-0 Getafe: After a really tough start Barça finally found a way to break the press and create chances, and they go into the break with a deserved two-goal lead.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 2-0 Getafe (Roberto 39’): IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA!!! Another great sequence of possession in the final third, Arthur finds Junior Firpo and the left-back crosses it to right-back Sergi Roberto, who finds the back of the net with his weaker left foot!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Getafe (Griezmann 33’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! It’s their first long sequence of possession in Getafe’s half, and after a GENIUS assist from Lionel Messi Antoine Griezmann chips the goalkeeper to open the scoring!
25min: GOAL RULED OUT! After VAR review the Getafe goal is called off for a clear foul by Nyom on Umtiti in the buildup. It was actually a direct elbow to the throat and deserved a red card, but at least the goal doesn’t count.
GOAL, Barcelona 0-1 Getafe (Nyom 23’): Getafe take the lead. Corner into the box, Ter Stegen saves the first header by Allan Nyom scores the rebond.
20min: Early substitution for Barça as Jordi Alba is forced off with what looks like a groin injury. Junior Firpo takes his place at left-back.
15min: Getafe’s high press is causing Barça all sorts of trouble as they try to pass from the back, but Ter Stegen is starting to ping some nice passes over the top and Lionel Messi missed the first big chance of the game.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Getafe: Come on, boys! Let’s play well and win a big game at home!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Arthur, Busquets, De Jong; Messi, Griezmann, Ansu Fati (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Araujo, Semedo, Firpo, Rakitic, Vidal, Manaj
Starting XI: Soria; Nyom, Djené, Etxeita, Olivera; Etebo, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Cucurella; Molina, Mata (4-4-2)
Bench: Chichizola (GK), Cabaco, Ángel, Amath, Deyverson, Timor, Kenedy
WELCOME BACK TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is today hosting what should be one of the toughest Barcelona home matches of this season: Getafe comes to town as the hottest team in La Liga and ready to give Barça all they can handle as they try to put pressure on leaders Real Madrid with a victory. This should be an amazing game, and you are welcome to join us to comment and follow all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!
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Competition/Round: 2019-20 La Liga, Matchday 24
Date/Time: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 4pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 3pm GMT (UK), 10am ET, 7am PT (USA), 8.30pm IST (India)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández
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