FULL-TIME, Valladolid 3-1 Barcelona: A really fun game and a vital win for Valladolid in their fight against relegation, and despite the defeat Barça played well enough in attack and could have easily scored two or three goals if Masip didn’t have an incredible night in goal for the hosts.
84’ GOAL! Valladolid 3-1 Barcelona (Lewandowski): Barça get one back as Frenkie De Jong plays a masterful through ball to Robert Lewandowski, who dribbles past Masip and scores from a difficult angle. A great goal indeed.
73’ GOAL, Valladolid 3-0 Barcelona (Plata): Valladolid triple their lead as Larin gets in behind Marcos Alonso and gives Plata a tap-in. The goal was initially ruled out for offside, but VAR changed the call after a long review.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Valladolid 2-0 Barcelona: Back underway for the final period!
HALFTIME, Valladolid 2-0 Barcelona: After a slow start with two crucial individual mistakes that led to goals Barça improved a ton throughout the period and could have easily scored once or twice, creating several big chances and forcing some brilliant saves from Jordi Masip. Barça are down two at the break, but they’re playing well enough to give themselves hope of a comeback.
22’ GOAL, Valladolid 2-0 Barcelona (Larin): The home team doubles the lead as Cyle Larin fires it home from the spot.
20’ PENALTY TO VALLADOLID: The referee points to the spot after Eric García appears to bring down Gonzalo Plata inside the box. It looks like a very soft penalty, but VAR is happy to confirm the referee’s decision.
2’ GOAL, Valladolid 1-0 Barcelona (Christensen OG): Valladolid take the early lead as a cross from Machís is headed by Andreas Christensen agains his own net.
KICKOFF! Valladolid 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway at the Zorrilla!
WELCOME TO THE JOSÉ ZORRILLA STADIUM!!! The cozy home of Real Valladolid is the site of a huge La Liga clash between the hosts and champions Barcelona, who come into this one looking to bounce back from the defeat to Real Sociedad and finish the season strong. But it won’t be easy against a Pucela side in desperate need of points in their battle 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, Christensen, Alonso, Balde; Gavi, Eric, De Jong; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Torre (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Tenas (GK), Alba, Casadó, Busquets, Kessie, Dembélé, Fati, Ferran
Starting XI: Masip; Fresneda, Fernández, Sánchez, Olaza; Plano, Mesa, Aguado; Plata, Larin, Machís (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Asenjo (GK), Escudero, Torres, Rosa, Rofino, Pérez, Monchu, Kenedy, León, Cedric, Akinsola
Competition/Round: 2022-23 La Liga, Matchday 36
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 10pm CET (Barcelona), 9pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 4pm ET, 1pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Wednesday)
Venue: Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain
Referee: César Soto Grado
VAR: Carlos Del Cerro Grande
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), TSN 4 (Canada), Viaplay Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), Not Available (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!