Saturday September 15, 2012 Day 4 Finished Coliseum Alfonso Pérez

Getafe CF 1 - 4 FC Barcelona

  • Mascherano 80’ (o.g.)
  • Correia 32’
  • Messi 74’ (pen.), 78’
  • Villa 90’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Getafe CF
    • FC Barcelona
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    • 90+4' FULL TIME. Messi with two and Adriano and Villa with one each as Barcelona win a fourth game in succession.
    • 90+3' Unlucky from Getafe! Alvaro gets hold of the ball to the right of the box and from a tight angle tries to chip the ball over Valdes. The execution is good but the ball just drifts wide.
    • 90+1' GOAL! Getafe 1-4 Barcelona! David Villa scores his second goal since his comeback from injury as he collects a cross on his chest, holds off Valero and slots a lovely finish under Moya. Pure class.
    • 90' Pedro tries to lift the ball over Moya but the keeper backpedals to catch the ball and prevent a fourth.
    • 88' Sarabia delivers a fine free kick from the right but Adriano does well to head away under pressure.
    • 86' We are just seeing the game out now. Nothing to worry about for Barcelona.
    • 84' Xavi drives a shot just wide of the post. It took a deflection though so Barca have a corner...
    • 82' Vasquez has an audacious shot from range but it flies high into the stands. A poor effort from the Getafe man.
    • 80' GOAL! Getafe 1-3 Barcelona! A very quick reply from the home side. Sarabia takes the shot from just inside the box and his effort deflects off Adriano and then Mascherano before nestling in the net. That must be a Mascherano own goal.
    • 79' Getafe make a change as Sarabia replaces Leon.
    • 78' GOAL! Getafe 0-3 Barcelona! He's done it again. It's a lovely team move from Barca that culminates in Montoya's cross being deflected into the path of Messi, who side-foots home from eight yards out. Too easy.
    • 76' Barca make a change as Tello is withdrawn for Villa. Not a bad sub to have in reserve.
    • 74' GOAL! Getafe 0-2 Barcelona! Messi sweeps the penalty home in emphatic fashion as he drills it down the middle! That is his fifth league goal in four games this season.
    • 73' Penalty to Barcelona! Pedro finds himself in the box, executes a cute turn and is caught by the trailing leg of Valera.
    • 72' Getafe have barely had a sniff in the second half. Barca's dominance in possession serving them well from a defensive perspective.
    • 69' Medhi Lacen replaces Michel in the Getafe midfield. Michel was on a booking.
    • 68' Pedro stings the palms of Moya with a nice shot from just inside the box after being picked out by Xavi.
    • 67' Messi can't help but laugh as he is brought down in the box by Torres - a clear penalty - yet a corner is awarded. Torres was a good half metre away from the ball.
    • 65' Barca play the ball around nicely and Fabregas finds Montoya on the right. He attempts to pick out Messi with a cross but Getafe head behind for a corner. Xavi's delivery finds the palms of Moya.
    • 63' A succession of fouls and substitutions have ruined the flow of this second half. Let's hope it picks up a bit now.
    • 62' He is quickly joined in the book by Juan Valera for a pretty brutal challenge on Adriano. There was nothing subtle about that.
    • 61' Messi makes his presence felt as Michel is forced to hold onto his shirt to prevent him wriggling away and earns a booking in the process.
    • 60' Alvaro Vasquez comes on to replace Colunga in attack as Getafe make a change of their own.
    • 59' Another change for Barca as Messi comes on for Thiago. Fabregas drops back into midfield.
    • 58' Tello bursts into space down the left and comes into the box before trying to find that far corner again with a bending effort. Moya flings out an arm to repel the shot though.
    • 57' Puyol has battled on but he goes down again and now Javier Mascherano comes on to replace him.
    • 56' Pedro plays in Montoya down the right but his first touch is heavy and Getafe can clear behind for a corner. Puyol comes back on for the set-piece.
    • 55' This is more promising. Puyol is able to hobble off the pitch to receive more treatment.
    • 54' Replays show that Puyol jarred his knee rather nastily when making the challenge. The stretcher is on and this looks nasty for Barca.
    • 53' Puyol - already donning a face mask - comes across to challenge Barrada but goes down in some pain clutching his leg.
    • 51' Tello tries to get away from Leon with a backheel but you could see that coming an absolute mile off. Getafe win possession back on the near touchline.
    • 50' Pique with a lovely turn to hold onto the ball. He can look gorgeous in possession sometimes. However, the move fizzles out for Barca.
    • 49' At the other end, Diego Castro takes aim from 20 yards but skews his effort well wide of the far post.
    • 48' Getafe penalised for handball and Xavi stands over the free kick. Only Fabregas makes a run into the box to try and latch onto his delivery but the false nine can't connect as he sticks out a leg.
    • 47' No changes from Barcelona just yet though they do have Villa and Messi on the bench of course.
    • 46' KICK OFF!
    • 45+1' HALF TIME. Adriano's strike has Barcelona in front but they have been far from convincing.
    • 45' Barca need to utilise Thiago more. His shot against the bar demonstrated his ability but we haven't seen enough of him today.
    • 43' Barca are keeping the ball moving nicely but their lead remains precarious and you would expect to see Messi pretty soon after the break at this rate.
    • 41' Xavi delays a pass to Fabregas as he moves forward in the box and by the time the ball does come, Fabregas has moved into an offside position. The former Arsenal man howls in frustration.
    • 39' Pedro Leon goes for goal from a tight angle and Valdes fumbles the ball as it comes to him over a sea of heads. Luckily Barcelona are able to clear.
    • 38' Pique is in the book for a foul on Colunga right on the edge of the box, to the left. He hangs his head after being caught out by a quick switch of the ball by the Getafe forward.
    • 36' Barca look far more fluid in attack now.
    • 34' Thiago does well to bring a cross down quickly and get a shot away at the back post but Moya turns the ball wide of the post just when it threatens to sneak home.
    • 32' GOAL! Getafe 0-1 Barcelona! Adriano scores his second goal in two games! The Brazilian first lays the ball off to Fabregas, who darts into the centre of the box and returns the favour. Adriano bats Moya to it and toe-pokes the ball under the keeper.
    • 31' Barrada swings in a cross from the left and finds Leon at the back post. The midfielder on loan from Real Madrid smacks the ball into the ground and into the hands of Valdes.
    • 30' Xavi drifts forward and from 20 yards drives a firm shot at goal. However, it is far too close to Moya and the keeper saves with ease.
    • 29' Xavi delivers the set-piece but as the ball comes in, Busquets is penalised for a push. Laughably, replays show he did nothing of the sort, and in fact he was being held.
    • 28' Adriano thumps a shot well over the bar over the ball pops into his path when Xavi is challenged. It took a touch off a defender though so Barca have a corner.
    • 27' Tello finds space down the left and whips in an early cross that has Moya flapping. However, it was also too early for any Barca players to get into a position where they could connect.
    • 26' Chance for Barca! What a run and shot from Thiago! The midfielder collects the ball 30 yards from goal, skips in between two players and then lashes a lovely effort against the bar.
    • 24' Pedro Leon shoots direct from the free kick but Valdes is down smartly to save at his feet.
    • 23' Busquets goes into the book. He is rather unfortunate to be penalised for a foul on Abdelaziz Barrada after wrapping his legs around the forward and bringing him to ground.
    • 22' Barcelona have been distinctly under par so far but Getafe are a tricky prospect at home and they have already beaten Real Madrid this season.
    • 20' Xavi stands over a free kick on the right and tries to find Gerard Pique with his delivery. However, Getafe head clear.
    • 18' Fabregas tries to get a shot away in the box but finds himself crowded out as he goes to ground.
    • 17' Tello has been the main threat for Barcelona in this first half so far. He was linked with a move to Liverpool in the summer but now he has the chance to stake a claim for a first team spot with the best team in the world.
    • 15' Getafe have a sniff of a chance as the ball finds Colunga some 40 yards from goal following a Barca corner. However, Montoya and Adriano deal with the threat effectively.
    • 14' That Colunga penalty appeal aside, Barcelona have been pretty much in control, without much penetration. With Messi on the bench they are lacking about five extra dimensions as Fabregas just can't play that role as effectively.
    • 12' Fabregas lofts a ball over the top - as Barcelona love to do - but Xavi can't quite pull it down properly and fails to get a shot away from inside the box.
    • 10' Getafe want a penalty! Martin Montoya rather clumsily clatters into the back of Adrian Colunga on the edge of the box and the Barca man is rather lucky not to be penalised. Colunga was in a fantastic position as well.
    • 8' It is Adriano's turn to dart in the box, from left-back, but he can't pick out one of the orange/canary yellow Barcelona shirts. Their away kit is horrible, incidentally.
    • 6' Now Pedro takes a clever touch to the right of the box and lays the ball wide to Tello. He knocks it past his marker but Moya is off his line quickly to intercept.
    • 4' Chance for Barcelona! Fabregas slips in Tello to the left of the box and the youngster opens up his body to fire in a low effort that Moya flings out an arm to.
    • 2' Fabregas is indeed playing as the false nine and is flanked by Tello and Pedro tonight. The Barca team looks rather like a second string side, particularly with no Messi of course.
    • 1' KICK OFF!
    • 18:57 It looks as though Cesc Fabregas, who has complained of a lack of playing time, is filling in for Messi as the false nine. Is that a good move? Let me know on Twitter now. Follow Tom Adams on Twitter!
    • 18:55 Barca have won all three of their La Liga games under Tito Vilanova - beating Real Sociedad, Osasuna and Valencia and boast a five-point lead over Real Madrid, who play away at Sevilla in two hours' time. An eight-point lead will look very nice indeed.
    • 18:50 TEAMS: Getafe: Moya, Alexis, Gomez, Lopo, Valera, Leon, Gimenez, Michel, Torres, Colunga, Barrada. Subs: Codina, Abraham, Mane, Lacen, Sarabia, Vasquez, Alcacer. /// Barcelona: Valdes, Montoya, Pique, Puyol, Adriano, Xavi, Busquets, Thiago, Fabregas, Pedro, Tello. Subs: Pinto, Alves, Mascherano, Song, Villa, Messi, Deulofeu.
    • 18:45 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Liga game between Getafe and Barcelona. Lionel Messi is on the bench for Barca, along with David Villa, Javier Mascherano and Dani Alves.
  • Summary

    • 90+3' Unlucky from Getafe! Alvaro gets hold of the ball to the right of the box and from a tight angle tries to chip the ball over Valdes. The execution is good but the ball just drifts wide.
    • 80' GOAL! Getafe 1-3 Barcelona! A very quick reply from the home side. Sarabia takes the shot from just inside the box and his effort deflects off Adriano and then Mascherano before nestling in the net. That must be a Mascherano own goal.
    • 78' GOAL! Getafe 0-3 Barcelona! He's done it again. It's a lovely team move from Barca that culminates in Montoya's cross being deflected into the path of Messi, who side-foots home from eight yards out. Too easy.
    • 74' GOAL! Getafe 0-2 Barcelona! Messi sweeps the penalty home in emphatic fashion as he drills it down the middle! That is his fifth league goal in four games this season.
    • 73' Penalty to Barcelona! Pedro finds himself in the box, executes a cute turn and is caught by the trailing leg of Valera.
    • 67' Messi can't help but laugh as he is brought down in the box by Torres - a clear penalty - yet a corner is awarded. Torres was a good half metre away from the ball.
    • 58' Tello bursts into space down the left and comes into the box before trying to find that far corner again with a bending effort. Moya flings out an arm to repel the shot though.
    • 39' Pedro Leon goes for goal from a tight angle and Valdes fumbles the ball as it comes to him over a sea of heads. Luckily Barcelona are able to clear.
    • 34' Thiago does well to bring a cross down quickly and get a shot away at the back post but Moya turns the ball wide of the post just when it threatens to sneak home.
    • 32' GOAL! Getafe 0-1 Barcelona! Adriano scores his second goal in two games! The Brazilian first lays the ball off to Fabregas, who darts into the centre of the box and returns the favour. Adriano bats Moya to it and toe-pokes the ball under the keeper.
    • 30' Xavi drifts forward and from 20 yards drives a firm shot at goal. However, it is far too close to Moya and the keeper saves with ease.
    • 26' Chance for Barca! What a run and shot from Thiago! The midfielder collects the ball 30 yards from goal, skips in between two players and then lashes a lovely effort against the bar.
    • 10' Getafe want a penalty! Martin Montoya rather clumsily clatters into the back of Adrian Colunga on the edge of the box and the Barca man is rather lucky not to be penalised. Colunga was in a fantastic position as well.
    • 4' Chance for Barcelona! Fabregas slips in Tello to the left of the box and the youngster opens up his body to fire in a low effort that Moya flings out an arm to.
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  • Getafe CF

    Manager: Luis García Plaza

  • FC Barcelona

    Manager: Tito Vilanova

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  1. captain messi

    From Jacques, on Sun 16 Sep 14:40
  2. @24 Mark, thank you. and i am happy that there is some­ one to whom i realy can speak about football.

    From Amir, on Sun 16 Sep 9:50
  3. @ Amir yes I agree with your point there, anyway­ Sevilla beat real Madrid :) go Sevilla! Happy days :)

    From Mark, on Sun 16 Sep 0:47
  4. Go Messi go

    From Babu, on Sat 15 Sep 21:29
  5. ♥villa♥ I LOVE you Sou Much

    From maka, on Sat 15 Sep 21:22
  6. @10 Mark: i agree that Barca is vulnerable defensively­ and that there are points to adjust, however as long as­ we attack organized and with enough people behind our­ forwards when attacking than we won't get exposed­ to the tough counter attacks. but let us be honest­ it's always harder to attack than to defance. VIVA­ BARCELONA

    From Amir, on Sat 15 Sep 21:06
  7. imagine if david villa is fully fit, what an attacking­ talent barca will be. definately another treble. the­ guy is just a born goal scorer.

    From jay, on Sat 15 Sep 20:49
  8. Once again Messi is the X factor for Barcelona.

    From Chris, on Sat 15 Sep 20:38
  9. Definitely should have been a penalty

    From Just some guy, on Sat 15 Sep 20:27
  10. Hi. I hope to see Messi soon on the peach for more­ goals, surely another victory is on the head for­ Barcelona. Viva Barca.

    From Barcelona fan, on Sat 15 Sep 19:48
  11. New season same #$%$ "the Barca man is rather lucky not­ to be penalised". And it's just the 10th minute.

    From Misi, on Sat 15 Sep 19:12
  12. I hate these popsicle uniforms.

    From Server Error, on Sat 15 Sep 19:02
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    cesc return Arsenal

    From Cesc, on Sat 15 Sep 19:00
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    GO GO GO GETAFEEE

    From Miguel, on Sat 15 Sep 18:33
  15. It will be interesting to see home Barca cope without­ Iniesta... Barca should still really win but Getafe are­ no push overs!! But c'mon Barca!! Get one more win­ and keep Madrid sweating!!

    From Gary, on Sat 15 Sep 9:59
  16. @Amir I agree with your point, yes barca are more than­ just messi. As they all so comfortable on the ball, and­ xavi, iniesta, fabregas, pedro,etc all provide messi­ with great service. There is no doubt however when­ barca are in huge trouble, guess who tends to save the­ day. The way barca keep the ball it's so difficult­ to get the ball of them and they so powerful in attack.­ I do feel though they are vulnerable defensively the­ problem is teams need to have the ball long enough to­ harm them, if getafe can they can cause problems.

    From Mark, on Fri 14 Sep 23:12
  17. It might get better for barca, I think Sevilla might­ beat real Madrid

    From Mark, on Fri 14 Sep 23:05
  18. @5: yes Mark. let us watch the game befor we judge. but­ there is some thing i am sure about, Barca is not only­ all about MESSI al though he is one of the best players­ on the face of the earth, but also about the game they­ play together. hopefully it will be a good night for us­ again. Viva Barcelona

    From Amir, on Fri 14 Sep 20:30
  19. there is no WILL we definitely Win 3-1... Barca will­ rock as always

    From basir sadat, on Fri 14 Sep 19:39
  20. i luv barca 4 lif.wat wht we are playin i think we can­ win gatafe

    From Dakop, on Fri 14 Sep 14:21
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