FULL-TIME, Getafe 0-0 Barcelona: The lead is down to 11 points after another terrible performance, and Atlético Madrid is next. Surely they won’t screw this up, right?
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Getafe 0-0 Barcelona: Back underway for the final 45 minutes! Can Barça play better and find the winning goals?
HALFTIME, Getafe 0-0 Barcelona: A poorly played, even first half between two mediocre teams who fouled each other and created very little. Barça had the better overall chances and hit the post twice on the same play, but they were still well below par and need to improve a lot in the second half to get the win.
16’ INJURY: Barça will be forced into an early substitution in this one as Sergi Roberto appears to have injured his left hamstring. Eric García has replaced him at right-back.
KICKOFF! Getafe 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway at the Coliseum!
WELCOME TO THE COLISEUM ALFONSO PÉREZ!!! The cozy home of Getafe in the Spanish capital is the site of a big La Liga clash between the hosts and Barcelona, who come into this one looking to end a two-game winless streak in all competitions and continue their march to the league title. Barça can take another massive step towards clinching the championship with a win, but Getafe know how to make it tough for Barça and are desperate for a result in their fight against relegation. 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, Araujo, Kounde, Balde; Kessie, Busquets, Gavi; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Alba (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Tenas (GK), Eric, Alonso, Torre, Garrido, Ferran, Alarcón, Fati
Starting XI: Soria; Djené, Duarte, Alderete; Suárez, Maksimovic, Milla, Munir, Iglesias; Mayoral, Ünal (3-5-2)
Substitutes: Casilla (GK), Conde (GK), Angileri, Álvarez, Amavi, Mitrovic, Seoane, Aleñá, Algobia, Villar, Portu, Latassa
Competition/Round: 2022-23 La Liga, Matchday 29
Date/Time: Sunday, April 16, 2023, 4.15pm CET (Barcelona), 3.15pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 10.15am ET, 7.15pm PT (USA), 8.45pm IST (India)
Venue: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, Getafe, Madrid, Spain
Referee: Juan Luis Pulido Santana
VAR: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), Viaplay Sports 2 (UK), Not Available (Canada, Spain), others
Online: ESPN+ (USA), LaLigaTV (UK), DAZN (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!