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 an extended VAR evaluation during which Soto Grado gave the impression 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 they’d not been in a position to win on their final three visits, with the addition of being a primary sport of the season. With the machines nonetheless to be lubricated, though nearly all of them are outdated acquaintances, Xavi’s workforce suffered to create hazard in opposition to an excellent trademark ‘azulon’ wall.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 workforce didn’t take lengthy to plant their broad defensive position, with as much as six gamers. Barca’s summer season rhythm was seen, inadequate to shock or discover gaps, together with the imprecision of those dates as properly.
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 aim safely. Barca additionally tried it on the skin with Oriol Romeu, however despair and pique got here out quickly.
Xavi’s males pulled from the fitting flank and direct play, with Pedri a bit extra nullified, and Raphinha grew to become essentially the most harmful, with an arrival that ended within the publish after Soria’s save and Mitrovic’s rebound. However, the Brazilian was additionally the one who received hottest and went out on the road attributable to an assault on Gaston.
After an extension of 10 minutes, the cule workforce 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, attempting to make Dembele overlook, and had an excellent aim choice from a cross from Pedri.
The canary continued to seem little, however every time he did it was to depart a teammate alone earlier than the goalkeeper. Barca’s least participant was not seen and Getafe’s ‘benefit’ was misplaced when across the time of the assembly Jaime Mata sinned with the second yellow card, leaving a ten in opposition to 10.
Bordalas’ males had no selection however to withdraw as Xavi nonetheless had a number of weapons on the bench. The younger Yamal, Ansu Fati and Gavi jumped in to assist discover the aim 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 amenities.
Nonetheless, arriving at minute 100, the play that will probably be mentioned this week arrived. Barca claimed the penalty in opposition to Araujo and the referee acquired the VAR warning, however there was additionally the potential hand of Gavi in the center. An motion that, in line with the digital camera, regarded like one factor or one other. The Coliseum celebrated as a aim that the choice was of their favor and never that of a champion who begins shedding 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.