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Barcelona vs Valladolid live blog, full-time: Barça survive bad second half to win three big points

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FULL-TIME, Valladolid 0-1 Barcelona: A bad second half performance from a Barça team that looked exhausted at times, but Valladolid aren’t a very good attacking team and couldn’t find an equalizer. A game of two halves for sure, but three big points for the Catalans.


SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Valladolid 0-1 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s finish the job!


HALFTIME, Valladolid 0-1 Barcelona: Nice first half performance but Barça should have scored at least once more.


30min: Water break. This has been a very impressive start for Barça, with at least three very big chances and loads of dangerous attacking movements. The formation change to a back three has had a good impact on the team.


GOAL!!! Valladolid 0-1 Barcelona (Vidal 15’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Nice little interchange of passes on the right wing, Messi finds Vidal in space inside the box and Chilean fires home the opener!


KICKOFF! Valladolid 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s play well and win this one!


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Vidal, Busquets, Roberto; Puig; Messi, Griezmann (4-3-1-2)

Bench: Neto (GK), Arnau (GK), Araujo, Firpo, Rakitic, Braithwaite, Suárez

VALLADOLID

Starting XI: Masip; Moyano, Olivas, Sánchez, Carnero; Joaquín, San Emeterio, Alcaraz, Pérez; Plano, Guardiola (4-4-2)

Bench: Caro (GK), Antoñito, Alende, Nacho, Matheus, Hervías, Villa, García, Waldo, Sandro, Ünal, Miguel


WELCOME TO THE JOSÉ ZORRILLA STADIUM!!! The cozy home of Real Valladolid is the site of a big La Liga match between the hosts and two-time defending champions Barcelona, who come into this one in desperate need of a win to keep the pressure on leaders Real Madrid as the title race enters its final week. This should be a really fun game, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!

(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2019-20 La Liga, Matchday 36

Date/Time: Saturday, July 11, 2020, 7.30pm CET (Barcelona), 6.30pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 1.30pm ET, 10.30am PT (USA), 11pm IST (India)

Venue: Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain

Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), LaLigaTV (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), Not Available (India), others

How to stream: fuboTV (USA), beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), Premier Player (UK), Facebook Live (India), Movistar+ (Spain), 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!