FULL-TIME, Barcelona 1-2 Osasuna: Embarrassing performance from Barça and Real Madrid are the 2019-20 La Liga champions.
96min: Free-kick for Barça, Messi fires it over the bar again.
95min: Suárez hits the post after an incredible pass from Messi!
GOAL, Barcelona 1-2 Osasuna (Torres 90’+4): Osasuna win it. Busquets loses a silly ball in midfield and the ball finds Roberto Torres all alone in front of goal to score the second.
93min: Amazing counter attack by Osasuna and Toni Lato hits the side netting.
90min: SEVEN minutes added on!
88min: Huge chance as Messi finds Alba inside the box and his pass for what would have been a Suárez tap-in is cleared away for a corner.
GOAL, Real Madrid 2-1 Villarreal (Iborra 84’): Vicente Iborra scores as Villarreal make a late push. If they score and Barça find a winner, the title race will not be over tonight.
79min: Setién makes his final two changes: Jordi Alba for Junior Firpo and Frenkie De Jong for Riqui Puig. Lenglet stays on the pitch after treatment.
GOAL, Real Madrid 2-0 Villarreal (Benzema 77’): It’s a second for Benzema in Madrid and Real have wrapped up the title. It doesn’t even matter if Barça get the win now.
77min: RED CARD! After a quick check on the VAR monitor, the yellow is changed to a straight red and Gallego is off!
76min: Lenglet is down after a nasty elbow to the face from Gallego who received a yellow. VAR is checking it for a possible red.
68min: GOAL DISALLOWED! Luis Suárez scores an acrobatic volley with help from the goalkeeper, but the Uruguayan was offside and the goal is called off after confirmation from video review.
67min: Third change for Barça: Busquets in for Rakitic.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-1 Osasuna (Messi 62’): BARÇA EQUALIZE! Suárez wins a free-kick and Messi doesn’t miss this time, curling a beauty into the right corner off the post.
59min: Two substitutions for Barça: Suárez for Braithwaite, Vidal for Semedo. Sergi Roberto moves to right-back and Barça keep the 4-3-3 for now.
55min: Barça are trying desperately to score but are just missing easy passes around the box and killing promising attacking moves. It’s a really bad watch right now.
50min: Another free-kick in a good position for Messi, and once again the captain sends it to the sky.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-1 Osasuna: Come on, boys! Let’s put up a good fight and turn this result around!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 0-1 Osasuna: A truly awful first half performance from Barça with only a couple of good moments thanks to Messi’s skills. Osasuna are defending well, working extremely hard and looking mighty dangerous on the counter.
The title race is over unless both Barça and Villarreal come back to win in the second half. So yeah, this is over.
45min (+6): Messi fires a shot from way outside but it’s an easy save for Herrera.
45min (+5): Darko Brasanac exits with a shoulder injury after a collision with Messi.
42min: Almost an own goal as Estupiñán tries to intercept a pass and nearly heads the ball against his own net. Barça waste another corner.
38min: Brilliant team move as Messi plays consecutive one-two’s and forces Herrera to make a good save. Corner to Barça but Osasuna manage to clear it away.
31min: Messi fires another free-kick over the bar as we reach the water break. The bench already knows about Madrid’s goal and the starters will most definitely learn about it during the break. Let’s see what effect it has on the team.
GOAL, Real Madrid 1-0 Villarreal (Benzema 29’): Karim Benzema scores for Real Madrid, who are currently seven points ahead of Barça. The title race is almost officially over.
23min: Messi finds Ansu Fati on the left, but the youngster fires a weak shot that’s deflected away for a corner.
22min: Messi runs through four Osasuna players and wins a free-kick at the edge of the box on his favorite spot on the right side. And the captain hits the crossbar! Goal kick.
20min: Corner to Osasuna, the balls comes out to Moncayola who almost scores a screamer from distance. Horrible start from Barça.
GOAL, Barcelona 0-1 Osasuna (Arnáiz 16’): Osasuna take the lead. Estpuiñán with the cross, Piqué can’t clear it and former Blaugrana José Arnáiz scores for the visitors.
11min: Here’s a bizarre moment: Messi takes a side free-kick and passes the ball to Rakitic in a good position for a long shot, but the Croatian’s strike hits the referee’s back and Osasuna almost get a counter-attack out of it.
6min: First good moment for Barça: Lenglet runs with the ball all the way to the edge of the box and fires a dangerous shot that goes just wide.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Osasuna: Come on, boys! Let’s play some good stuff and end the home season on a high!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Firpo; Roberto, Rakitic, Puig; Messi, Braithwaite, Ansu Fati (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Arnau (GK), Araujo, Alba, Busquets, Arthur, De Jong, Vidal, Suárez
Starting XI: Herrera; Vidal, Navas, García, Aridane, Estupiñán; Pérez, Brasanac, Moncayola; Adrián, Arnáiz (5-3-2)
Bench: Rubén (GK), Juan Pérez (GK), Roncaglia, Lato, Oier, Mérida, Torres, Aimar, Hualde, Gallego, Barja, Martínez
WELCOME TO THE GREATEST STADIUM ON EARTH!!! For the last time this season, the amazing Camp Nou will host a Barcelona game in La Liga as the two-time defending champions welcome Osasuna. Barça will play at the same time as leaders Real Madrid and could see the title race end if Madrid win their game, but the Blaugrana will certainly fight until the end and look for a big win in their home finale. This should be a fun game, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2019-20 La Liga, Matchday 37
Date/Time: Thursday, July 16, 2020, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Friday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez
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