FULL-TIME, Barcelona 1-0 Valencia: Barça had to suffer and play very defensively but were never in real trouble after the red card, and they are officially back to winning ways in the league and will be 10 points clear at the top of the table for at least a few hours. Well done, boys!
59’ RED CARD: Ronald Araujo is sent off for denying a clear goalscoring oportunity with a foul on Hugo Duro and Barça are down to 10 men.
55’ PENALTY MISSED! Ferran Torres steps to the spot and fires it wide off the post!
53’ PENALTY TO BARCELONA! Jules Kounde attempts a shot that is blocked by Guillamón with his arm inside the box and the referee points to the spot!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 1-0 Valencia: Back underway at Camp Nou! Let’s finish the job, boys!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 1-0 Valencia: Barça scored an early goal and had a few good moments after but allowed Valencia to grow into the game and have chances of their own. This game is too important and Barça must play faster and with more intensity to secure the win in the second half.
16’ GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Valencia (Raphinha): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Sergio Busquets plays a perfect ball over the top into the box and Raphinha gets to it before the goalkeeper to head home the opener!
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Valencia: And we’re underway at Camp Nou!
WELCOME TO THE SPOTIFY CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of a very important La Liga match as Barcelona welcome Valencia looking to return to winning ways after last week’s loss to Almería. Barça have to protect their big lead at the top of the table and are favorites against a Valencia side fighting against relegations and missing many of their best players. 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; Kounde, Araujo, Christensen, Balde; Roberto, Busquets, De Jong; Raphinha, Ferran, Fati (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Tenas (GK), Eric, Alonso, Alba, Kessie, Torre, Alarcón, Estanis
Starting XI: Mamardashvili; Correia, Özkacar, Cömert, Vázquez; Foulquier, Moriba, Guillamón, Almeida, Lino; Duro (4-5-1)
Substitutes: Herreín (GK), Rivero (GK), Musah, Kluivert, Castillejo, Diakhaby, Pérez, Christian, Iranzo, Guerra, Mario
Competition/Round: 2022-23 La Liga, Matchday 24
Date/Time: Sunday, March 5, 2023, 4.15pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 3.15pm GMT (UK), 10.15am ET, 7.15am PT (USA), 8.45pm IST (India)
Venue: Spotify Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Javier Alberola Rojas
VAR: Santiago Jaime Latre
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: Not Available (USA, Canada, India), Viaplay Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), 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!