4 vs. 0
BCN
GRA
90+2'
FULL TIME: Barcelona 4-0 Granada. Thanks for joining us.
90+1'
Barca hunt a fifth but the ball went left instead of to an unmarked Fabregas. Time almost up.
90'
We have two added minutes here and then the torture will be over for Granada.
89'
 
GOAL Barcelona! Beautifully worked. Roberto found Fabregas and he crossed into the path of Pedro who slotted home.
88'
It’s been a strangely subdued match since that red card. Expected a flood of goals but credit to Granada.
87'
Lovely little run from Traore who wriggles between two defenders and into the box before firing straight at the keeper. He receives a round of applause.
86'
Granada force a late corner but it’s easily headed clear by Pique who has been very solid today.
85'
Iniesta plays it to Song and the shot is on but he opts for one more pass and the chance is gone.
84'
Pedro gives the ball away with a loose pass and apologises to his teammates.
83'
Barcelona playing with Granada now. It really is a formality but the visitors staying resilient, determined not to concede yet more.
Barcelona Substitution
82'
 
Barcelona sub: Neymar off for Traore
81'
Traore ready to come on for Barcelona.
80'
Barca happy to keep possession. Granada have to chase.
79'
POSSESSION: Barcelona 52% - 48% Granada
78'
Chance for Pique but he slides it wide. Goal kick.
Granada CF Substitution
Granada CF Substitution
77'
 
Granada subs: Brahimi for Bounoanotte, Piti for Ighalo.
76'
Good effort from Piti from distance and Pinto gets a finger on it to deflect it for a corner. Probably wasn’t going in.
75'
Inesta feeds Pedro down the right but it’s a poor cross and Roberto claims. More goals in this you feel though.
Barcelona Substitution
Barcelona Substitution
73'
 
Time for Gerardo Martino to ring the changes. Busquets off for Song. Sanchez off for Roberto.
72'
The Barca goal came from a counter after Nyom had a chance to pull one back but shot straight at Pinto from a tight angle. All over now.
Granada CF Substitution
71'
 
GOAL Barcelona! And it’s Sanchez who lifts it calmly over the advancing Roberto from Neymar’s neat pass.
70'
Puyol warming up on the sideline.
69'
A foul by Adriano this time. There seems to be a foul every few seconds. Really scrappy half so far.
68'
Brahimi brought down by Iniesta. Free kick no card.
67'
Now the floodgates really could open and to be fair Iturra should have been of in the first half.
66'
 
RED CARD! Bad challenge by Iturra on Pedro and this time he does get his marching orders.
65'
Neymar just fails to play in Sanchez with a ball through the middle. Nice idea.
64'
Excellent play from Bartra as he takes the ball from Foulquier down the right. Surely changes not long in the offing.
62'
Brahimi has looked a bright spark for Granada this half. They’ve definitely been better.
61'
Foulquier steams forward down the left and wins his side a corner. Pinto punches clear well and the danger is averted.
60'
Clash of heads between Pique and El-Arabi. Both are up after rubbing their heads. Just accidental.
59'
POSSESSION: Barcelona 61%-39%
58'
Patient build-up by Barca but Neymar tries to take on two men in the box and loses out. Another foul, this time from Pique.
57'
Wasted by Grenada they should have swung that into the box but tried to be too intricate.
56'
El-Arabi fouled by Busquets and it’s a good attacking opportunity for Granada. Getting a bit tetchy now.
55'
 
Iniesta plays in Neymar and Roberto saves his effort but the flag was up for offside. And he was. Just!
54'
Looks like Recio escaped a yellow. Pedro almost played through on goal.
53'
Another foul by a Granada player. The ref plays advantage and Neymar’s shot is deflected for a corner. More Barca pressure.
52'
Recio fouls Neymar but we cut to a replay before I had time to see if it was a yellow. Will let you know.
51'
Granada force a corner. Piqué heads clear.
50'
How did he miss? It looked an open goal for Pedro as Roberto spilled the cross into his path but he fires over the bar! What a chance.
49'
Early foul be Busquets. Several players on a yellow card so some need to be careful. Iniesta brought down by El-Arabi and fabregas wants another card. Free kick only.
48'
Lovely run from Brahimi down the left. He crosses onto the head of El-Arabi and he heads over the bar. Tough chance but he should have done better.
47'
A quiet start but Barca don’t need to press. No changes as yet.
46'
Iturra still complaining to the referee about something but he is lucky to still be on the pitch so he should stay quiet.
45'
We’re back underway here and Granada need a minor miracle to get back into this. And if they chase the game, Barca could well add to their tally.
45'
HALF TIME: Barcelona 2-0 Granada
44'
Sanchez is almost in on goal but it’s a good challenge by Foulquier to deny him the chance. Foul by Pedro goes unpunished.
43'
Granada giving the ball too easy when they go forward in attack and almost punished again. You can’t do that against Barca.
42'
 
Another yellow card. This time it’s Busquets on El-Arabi. Looked a little harsh.
41'
You can’t say Barcelona haven’t deserved it for their play but it’s been two really clumsy challenges in the box.
40'
 
GOAL Barcelona! This time it’s Fabregas who steps up and converts.
39'
Iniesta brought down in the box by Rico and it’s another penalty!
38'
Dangerous ball across the box from Sanchez is cleared by the Granada defence.
37'
Brahimi has been a threat for Granada and he wins a corner. Barca clear the danger.
35'
Great ball from Fabregas to Sanchez but Foulquier does really well to cover across to deny him.
34'
Foul by Iturra on Busquets and he’s already been booked! Very lucky to get away with that!
33'
Brahimi storms forward but it’s neither a shot nor a pass and Pinto has it.
32'
Sustained pressure from Barcelona but Iniesta eventually penalised for a hand ball in the box.
31'
YELLOW CARDS: Barcelona 1-3 Grenada
30'
Piti takes and has Pinto scrambling across goal to save but in the end it’s fairly comfortable.
29'
Another foul by Neymar on Piti. He must be careful too now.
28'
Granada win a corner and Pinto punches clear under little pressure. Could have caught that.
27'
 
Iniesta finds Adriano but he is incorrectly flagged offside. A let off for Granada. Now Neymar goes into the book for a foul on Brahimi.
26'
Granada just can’t deal with Barcelona at the moment and they’re resorting to desperate measures.
25'
 
It’s getting petulant now and now El-Arabi goes into the book for fouling Neymar.
24'
 
Neymar is fouled and Iturra goes into the book.
23'
Great shot Piti! Pinto is beaten and it cannons back off the bar!
22'
POSSESSION: Barcelona 64%-36% Granada
21'
Still Barcelona press and Iturra is penalised for a foul.
20'
It’s a huge task for Granada now. Will the floodgates now open? It was a blatant penalty.
19'
 
GOAL Barcelona! He slots it straight into the corner. No chance for Roberto.
18'
 
Foulquier brings down Fabregas and it’s a penalty and a yellow card!
16'
Nice play from Granada but Piti’s shot is well over the bar.
15'
It’s all Barcelona again and but for that excellent save they would be ahead. Already it seems only a matter of time before the floodgates open.
14'
Pedro causing all sorts of problems down the left but Neymar can’t quite keep his pass in play. Goal kick.
13'
Neymar plays it in and Sanchez’s header is well saved by Roberto!
12'
Nice interplay between Pedro and Iniesta and Neymar draws the foul. Another free kick.
11'
Granada have crept back into this just a bit after a torrid opening. They concede another free kick though.
10'
Very ambitious effort from El-Arabi and it flies into the stands. Foul by Busquets. Neymar shoots but that too flies well over.
9'
POSSESSION: Barcelona 63%-37% Granada
8'
Granada force their first corner thanks to El-Arabi. The referee blows for a foul.
7'
Shot comes in from Iniesta from the right side of the box on his left foot but this one is easy for Roberto.
6'
Fabregas looking very dangerous already in combination with Iniesta and Sanchez.
5'
Piti comes forward for Granada and it momentarily opens up for him but his shot is blocked.
4'
Fabregas hits the free kick and it’s deflected over for a corner. All Barca. Granada happy to clear.
3'
 
Lovely interplay between the Barca midfielders. Iniesta has it in the net but he is flagged offside. Play is pulled back for a foul on Neymar. More danger...
2'
Alarming warning signs for Granada already. They can’t afford to back off like that. Sanchez again threatens down the right but his cross is intercepted.
1'
Both teams have decided to employ a 4-3-3 formation. Brave intent from Granada. Immediate chance for Alexis but he shoots straight at Roberto.
0
Referee Mateu blows the whistle and we’re underway here at the Nou Camp. Barca heavy favourites even without the injured Messi.
14.55
Five minutes to kick off at the Nou Camp. Today’s referee is Antonio Mateu.
14.50
Barcelona have won their last four fixtures against Granada including a 2-1 away win last time out.
14.45
Despite Barcelona’s impressive run this season, nearest rivals Atletico Madrid could still draw level on points should they beat Getafe later tonight and Barca lose.
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Football - Liga - Standing - Teams - 2013-2014 - - Day 13

14.40
Lucas Alcaraz's Granada side occupy eighth in the Liga standings having won five and lost six of their 13 fixtures this campaign. But they come into the match with some confidence after successive wins against Levante and Malaga respectively.
14.35
Barcelona are undefeated in the league this season with a mightily impressive 37 points from a possible 39 from their 13 fixtures. And manager Gerardo Martino is convinced his team will maintain its high standard this afternoon.
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14.30
There is, of course, no Lionel Messi who will be out until the new year with his hamstring injury. Joining Messi on the sidelines is goalkeeper Victor Valdes (calf), Jordi Alba and Daniel Alves (both hamstring). The good news is that Cesc Febregas has recovered from a knee injury and starts, as does Gerard Pique who has shaken off a groin injury.
14.25
TEAMS: Barcelona: Pinto, Montoya, Piqué, Bartra, Adriano, Sergio, Fabregas, Iniesta, Alexis, Neymar, Pedro. SUBS: Oier, Song, Puyol, Sergi Roberto, Adama, Dongou, Mascherano /// Granada: Roberto; Nyom, Diakhaté, Murillo, Foulquier; Iturra, Recio, Fran Rico; Brahimi, Piti, El-Arabi. SUBS: Karnezis, Angulo, Coeff, Yebda, Bounoanotte, Riki, Ighalo.
14.20
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Liga clash between Barcelona and Granada from the Nou Camp. Kick off 15.00 GMT.

Starting Line-ups

Barcelona
Granada CF
    • 13
      Pinto
    • 21
      Adriano
    • 3
      Piqué
    • 15
      Bartra
    • 2
      Montoya
    • 8
      Iniesta
    • 5
      Busquets
    • Fàbregas
    • 7
      Pedro
    • 11
      Neymar
    • Sánchez
Team Manager:  Luis Enrique
    • 10
      Piti
    • 9
      El-Arabi
    • Brahimi
    • Recio
    • 16
      Iturra
    • 4
      Fran Rico
    • 2
      Nyom
    • 15
      Malickou Diakhaté
    • 24
      Murillo
    • 22
      Foulquier
    • 13
      Roberto
Team Manager:  José Ramón Sandoval
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Pinto 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Montoya 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
G. Piqué 0 0 0 2 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 90
M. Bartra 0 0 0 7 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
Adriano 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. Fàbregas 1 1 1 85 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 90
A. Iniesta 1 0 2 52 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 90
S. Busquets 0 0 0 53 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 74
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Pedro 1 0 1 32 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
Neymar 0 1 0 39 0 3 2 5 1 0 0 83
A. Sánchez 1 0 3 24 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 74
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Roberto 0 4 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Murillo 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 90
Nyom 0 0 1 4 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
P. Malickou Diakhaté 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 90
D. Foulquier 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Fran Rico 0 0 0 55 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 90
Recio 0 0 0 46 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 90
M. Iturra 0 0 0 28 0 0 7 0 1 1 0 66
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Y. Brahimi 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 78
Piti 0 0 2 21 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 77
Y. El-Arabi 0 0 0 19 0 0 3 4 1 0 0 72
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