FULL-TIME, Osasuna 0-2 Barcelona: Barça never needed to get out of second gear and scored the only two chances they created to comfortably beat a poor Osasuna team. Well done, boys!
GOAL!!!! Osasuna 0-2 Barcelona (Moriba 83’): IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA!!! Lionel Messi sets up another one, this time finding Ilaix Moriba who cuts into his left foot and fires a BEAUTY into the top corner for his first Barça goal!!!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Osasuna 0-1 Barcelona: And we’re back underway at El Sadar! Come on, boys!
HALFTIME, Osasuna 0-1 Barcelona: Barça dominated the first half but created very little, and Jordi Alba’s goal was the one true moment of quality in what’s been a boring game so far.
GOAL!!! Osasuna 0-1 Barcelona (Alba 30’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Sensational switch of play from Messi to pick up Jordi Alba’s overlap on the left wing, and Alba fires a rocket into the roof of the net. What a GOLAZO!!!
20min: Huge break for Osasuna! Goalkeeper Herrera was given a red card for handling the ball outside the box trying to stop Lionel Messi from scoring, but Messi was offside in the buildup and the play doesn’t count. Had Leo been onside, the home team would be down to 10 men.
KICKOFF! Osasuna 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway in Pamplona! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Lenglet, Umtiti; Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Alba; Messi, Griezmann (3-5-2)
Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Peña (GK), Firpo, Pjanic, Matheus, Moriba, Puig, Trincão, Dembélé, Braithwaite
Starting XI: Herrera; Vidal, Hernández, D. García, Sánch; Torres, Torró, Moncayola, Barja; Calleri, R. García (4-4-2)
Bench: Pérez (GK), Martínez (GK), Cruz, García, Oier, Ramalho, Brasanac, Martínez, Jony, Budimir, Gallego, López
WELCOME TO EL SADAR!!! The beautiful home of Osasuna in Pamplona is the site of a big La Liga match between the hosts and Barcelona, who come into this one in great form in the league and on the back of a brilliant Cup comeback, and three points would put Barça in great position to truly join the title race with the Madrid Derby happening on Sunday. 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 26
Date/Time: Saturday, March 6, 2021, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Sunday)
Venue: El Sadar, Pamplona, Spain
Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández
VAR: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva
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, watch the 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!