The champion began the League with a goalless draw, claiming a penalty on the finish, and with Raphinha and Xavi despatched off
MADRID, Aug. 14 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The FC Barcelona couldn’t (0-0) with the Getafe this Sunday in his go to to the Coliseum of the primary day of LaLiga EA Sports activities, a brand new Barcelona nightmare south of Madrid, deranged from much less to extra to finish with Raphinha and Xavi Hernandez despatched off and claiming a penalty within the 103rd minute.
That was the top of the match, with a protracted VAR assessment wherein Soto Grado appeared to be going to take a penalty from Iglesias on Araujo, however ended up signaling a handball from Gavi in the earlier contact. An advanced and controversial motion, at an everlasting low cost, in order that the course begins with sauce.
Barca discovered themselves a well-known bone, the place that they had not been in a position to win on their final three visits, with the addition of being a primary recreation of the season. With the machines nonetheless to be lubricated, though nearly all of them are previous acquaintances, Xavi’s crew suffered to create hazard towards an excellent trademark ‘azulon’ wall.
The locals even gave the primary scare within the rival space, with a Latasa who didn’t end off, however Bordalas’s crew didn’t take lengthy to plant their extensive line of defense, with as much as six gamers. Barca’s summer time rhythm was seen, inadequate to shock or discover gaps, together with the imprecision of those dates as nicely.
The ‘Geta’ didn’t hesitate to chop any menace of hazard cule, with the guests complaining very quickly to the referee for the fouls. Lewandowski and Raphinha had battles of all types and David Soria was additionally fairly there to maintain the Madrid purpose safely. Barca additionally tried it on the surface with Oriol Romeu, however despair and pique got here out quickly.
Xavi’s males pulled from the appropriate flank and direct play, with Pedri a bit of extra nullified, and Raphinha grew to become probably the most harmful, with an arrival that ended within the publish after Soria’s save and Mitrovic’s rebound. Then again, the Brazilian was additionally the one who acquired hottest and went out on the road as a consequence of an assault on Gaston.
After an extension of 10 minutes, the cule crew tried to rearm by going by the altering rooms and Getafe had time to consider whether or not to go for the sport. The resumption was marked by the entry into the sphere of Abde, who put the direct by the band, making an attempt to make Dembele overlook, and had an excellent purpose choice from a go from Pedri.
The canary continued to look little, however every time he did it was to go away a teammate alone earlier than the goalkeeper. Barca’s least participant was not observed and Getafe’s ‘benefit’ was misplaced when across the time of the assembly Jaime Mata sinned with the second yellow card, leaving a ten towards 10.
Bordalas’ males had no alternative however to withdraw as Xavi nonetheless had just a few weapons on the bench. The younger Yamal, Ansu Fati and Gavi jumped in to assist discover the purpose within the final minutes, the final 20 with out Xavi to protest. Yamal, 16, left flashes and put one on a tray for Ansu Fati, however the ‘Geta’ didn’t give away an inch of services.
Nonetheless, arriving at minute 100, the play that will likely be mentioned this week arrived. Barca claimed the penalty towards Araujo and the referee acquired the VAR warning, however there was additionally the attainable hand of Gavi in the center. An motion that, in keeping with the digicam, seemed like one factor or one other. The Coliseum celebrated as a purpose that the choice was of their favor and never that of a champion who begins dropping factors.
–RESULT: GETAFE CF, 0 – FC BARCELONA, 0.
GETAFE CF: Soria; Damian, Iglesias, Mitrovic (Portu, relaxation), Duarte, Gaston; Alena (‘Choco’ Lozano, min.65), Djene, Maksimovic; Mata and Latasa (Mayoral, min.64).
FC BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Christensen (Abde, relaxation), Balde; Oriol Romeu (Yamal, min.76), De Jong, Pedri (Ansu Fati, min.79); Raphinha, Lewandowski and Gundogan (Gavi, min.79).
–REFEREE: Soto Grado (C. Riojano). He admonished Mitrovic (min.15), Mata (min.31), Alena (min.38), Damian (min.83), ‘Choco’ Lozano (min.84), Djene (min.91) and Portu (min. .105) by Getafe. And to Raphinha (min.38) and Gavi (101) at Barca. He despatched off Raphinha (min.43) for a direct purple card and Mata for a second yellow card (min.57).
–STADIUM: Coliseum Alfonso Perez.