FULL-TIME, Barcelona 5-2 Getafe: Barça were never even close to their best and conceded two silly goals, but they had no trouble scoring and have won three important points in the title race.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 5-2 Getafe (Griezmann pen 93’): IT’S FIVE! Griezmann steps up and scores from the spot to finish off the win!
92min: PENALTY TO BARÇA! Chakla fouls Antoine Griezmann inside the box and Barça have a chance from the spot!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 4-2 Getafe (Araujo 87’): IT’S FOUR FOR BARÇA!!! A massive late goal as Messi takes a corner and Ronald Araujo heads it home at the near post!
GOAL, Barcelona 3-2 Getafe (Ünal pen 69’): Enes Ünal scores from the spot and Getafe somehow are alive in this one.
68min: PENALTY TO GETAFE. Ronald Araujo brings down Enes Ünal inside the box and the penalty is given after VAR review. No doubts about this one.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 3-1 Getafe: And we’re back underway! Come on boys, let’s score more goals and win in style!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 3-1 Getafe: Barça in full control and deservedly up by two goals at the half.
GOAL!!!! Barcelona 3-1 Getafe (Messi 33’): IT’S THREE FOR BARÇA! Lionel Messi fires a shot against the post with his right foot but the ball comes back to him and the captain has his second of the night!
GOAL!!!! Barcelona 2-1 Getafe (Chakla OG 28’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD AGAIN!!! A hilarious own goal by Getafe as Sofian Chakla tries a back pass but David Soria is out of his goal and the ball goes in!
GOAL, Barcelona 1-1 Getafe (Lenglet OG 12’): Getafe equalize. Nice bit of play on the leftwing, Cucurella’s cross is mishit by Ángel but the ball hits Clément Lenglet’s hand and goes in.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Getafe (Messi 8’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Sergio Busquets plays a tremendous through ball to release Lionel Messi, and the captain finds the top corner!
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Getafe: And we’re underway at Camp Nou! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Piqué, Lenglet; Roberto, De Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Alba; Messi, Griezmann (3-5-2)
Bench: Peña (GK), Arnau (GK), Araujo, Umtiti, Dest, Firpo, Pjanic, Matheus, Moriba, Puig, Trincão, Konrad
Starting XI: Soria; Iglesias, Djené, Chakla, Chema; Suárez, Maksimovic, Aleñá, Cucurella; Kubo, Rodríguez (4-4-2)
Bench: Yánez (GK), Etxeita, Akurugu, Portillo, Arambarri, Copovi, Miranda, Abdulai, Mata, Ünal, Poveda, Niang
WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium in the world opens its doors again for a massive Barcelona match as they welcome Getafe on Thursday’s late kickoff. The Blaugrana are coming off a Copa del Rey win on the weekend and start a run of eight games to finish the La Liga season. Barça control their own destiny and will win the title with eight straight victories over the next six weeks. But it won’t be easy, and the first game is already very difficult against a very tough Getafe side. This will be fun, and you can join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!
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Competition/Round: 2020-21 La Liga, Matchday 31
Date/Time: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 10pm CET (Barcelona), 9pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 4pm ET, 1pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Friday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Jorge Figueroa Vázquez
VAR: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
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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!