FULL-TIME, Barcelona 1-0 Getafe: Three points are always the priority in a tight title race, but this was a bad performance from a Barça team that simply must play better to not make games like this so tough when they don’t need to be. An important win, but the football has to improve.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 1-0 Getafe: Back underway at Camp Nou!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 1-0 Getafe: Barça had to be very patient against a tight defense and had trouble creating real chances but scored on their best one to take the lead. Getafe were very dangerous in two occasions and Marc-André ter Stegen had to make a special save, and the second half won’t be easy.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Getafe (Pedri 35’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! The home team wins the ball high up the pitch and Raphinha finds Pedri all alone inside the box to beat the keeper and put Barça ahead!
3’ GOAL DISALLOWED: Getafe take the early lead through Juan Iglesias, but the goal is ruled out for an offside in the buildup.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Getafe: And we’re underway at Camp Nou!
WELCOME TO THE SPOTIFY CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of Barcelona’s next La Liga match as the Blaugrana welcome Getafe for some Sunday afternoon fun. The Catalans need a win to stay three points clear at the top of the table, but Getafe have caused Barça plenty of trouble over the last few years and will look for a big upset at the Catalan capital. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
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Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Raphinha, Fati, Dembélé (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Tenas (GK), Araujo, Eric, Alonso, Bellerín, Alba, De Jong, Kessie, Torre, Alarcón
Starting XI: Soria; Suárez, Djené, Duarte, Alderete, Iglesias; Aleñá, Milla, Algobia; Mayoral, Ünal (5-3-2)
Substitutes: Casilla (GK), Conde (GK), Álvarez, Amavi, Mitrovic, Seoane, Maksimovic, Villar, Mata, Portu, Latasa
Competition/Round: 2022-23 La Liga, Matchday 18
Date/Time: Sunday, January 22, 2023, 6.30pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 5.30pm GMT (UK), 12.30pm ET, 9.30am PT (USA), 11pm IST (India)
Venue: Spotify Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Javier Iglesias Villanueva
VAR: César Soto Grado
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), Not Available (Canada), Viaplay Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), MTV (India), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), others
Matchday Thread Rules
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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!