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Elche vs Barcelona, La Liga: Match Thread, Live Updates

Join us for another Barcelona La Liga adventure!

Elche CF v Real Valladolid CF - LaLiga Santander Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

FULL-TIME, Elche 0-4 Barcelona: As comfortable as it gets for a Barça side that took the game seriously, played good attacking football and scored their chances against the worst team in the league. That’s the type of game championship teams dominate, and Barça are one step closer to becoming champions.

70’ GOAL!!! Elche 0-4 Barcelona (Ferran): IT’S FOUR!!! Barça turn this one into a rout with another easy goal on the counter, and it’s time for Ferran Torres to join the scoring party with a very nice left-footed finish!

66’ GOAL!!! Elche 0-3 Barcelona (Lewandowski): IT’S THREE!!! Barça seal the victory thanks to a steal from Kounde high up the pitch, an assist from Gavi and a powerful finish by Lewandowski!

56’ GOAL!!! Elche 0-2 Barcelona (Fati): IT’S TWO!!! Barça go on a quick counter-attack and Ansu Fati takes a strong shot from outside the box and finds the bottom corner!

SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Elche 0-1 Barcelona: Back underway for the final 45 minutes!

HALFTIME, Elche 0-1 Barcelona: Barça didn’t need to get out of second gear to find loads of spaces and create really good chances against a bad Elche defense, but they only have the one goal so far and there’s still work to be done in the second half to confirm the win.

20’ GOAL! Elche 0-1 Barcelona (Lewandowski): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Jordi Alba sends a free-kick into the box, Ronald Araujo wins the first header, and Robert Lewandowski fires it home!

KICKOFF! Elche 0-0 Barcelona: And we're underway in Elche!

WELCOME TO THE ESTADIO MANUEL MARTÍNEZ VALERO!!! The cozy home of Elche in the beautiful province of Alicante is the site of a crucial La Liga clash between the hosts and Barcelona, who come into this one after the final international break of the season looking for three more points as they chase their first league title since 2019. On paper this should be easy against the league’s worst team, but Elche have had decent results of late and will try to put up a good fight against the mighty Barça in front of their home fans. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!

(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)



Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Alonso, Alba; Roberto, Eric, Gavi; Ferran, Lewandowski, Fati (4-3-3)

Substitutes: Peña (GK), Tenas (GK), Balde, Casadó, Busquets, Kessie, Torre, Garrido, Estanis, Alarcón


Starting XI: Badia; Carmona, Palacios, Bigas, Blanco, Clerc; Morente, Mascarell, Gumbau, Chaves; Milla (5-4-1)

Substitutes: Werner (GK), González, Verdu, Magallán, Fernández, Lirola, Guti, Collado, Josan, Nwankwo, Ponce


Competition/Round: 2022-23 La Liga, Matchday 27

Date/Time: Saturday, April 1, 2023, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Sunday)

Venue: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, Elche, Alicante, Spain

Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande

VAR: Ricardo De Burgos Bengoechea


On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), Not Available (Canada), Viaplay Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), others

Online: ESPN+ (USA), LaLigaTV (UK), Movistar+ (Spain), 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!

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