- Barcelona beat Getafe 1-0 and remain top of the league. This is their sixth consecutive win, after winning the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals in Betisim
- Robert Lewandowski was absent from Barcelona. The absence of a pole was clearly visible. However, this season they won all four matches without Lewy’s participation
- The winning goal for Barcelona was scored by 20-year-old midfielder Pedri
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Robert Lewandowski has been suspended for the second time due to a red card against Osasuna. Barcelona succeeded without him again, but the absence of the Pole was evident in their match. Despite her great advantage, she had a hard time creating and finishing situations. However, she won 1-0.
This is not surprising, especially since Getafe are defending against relegation and have suffered three defeats in a row. Barcelona played in a completely different line-up for Thursday’s Copa del Rey match with Ceuta (5-0). Only Rafinha and Sergi Roberto were in the starting line-up.
And before the starting whistle, the players presented the fans with the Spanish Super Cup, which he won on Sunday in Saudi Arabia. It is Barcelona’s first trophy under Xavi as coach, and the first since Lionel Messi’s departure from the club. In addition, captain Sergio Busquets, who played his 700th match for Barcelona in the Middle East region in the Super Cup semi-final against Betis, was also honored. He was given a shirt specially framed with the number 700. The club legend was accompanied on the field by his sons, who went out in clothes with the inscription Papi, or Daddy.
Pedri goal and error
However, at the start of the match, the visitors were unexpectedly more serious. Getafe scored in the third minute. First, Enes Unal’s shot was saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and Borja Mayoral put the ball into the net, but the referee quickly showed offside, which was very obvious.
Barcelona dominated, but did not create clear chances for a long time. In the seventh minute, Ousmane Dembele scored a dangerous goal, but Syria intervened well. After half an hour of play, Jaffe hit hard, but Surya saved again. Five minutes later, he finally gave up. Rafinha played from the left wing, and Pedrio fired home from close range.
In the 41st minute, the scorer can help out on goal, but to the opponents. He passed poorly, and his play was intercepted by Borja Mayoral, but in a one-on-one with Ter Stegen, the German goalkeeper prevailed in fine form.
At the break, Xavi made two changes, both in defence. Eric Garcia replaced Andreas Christensen and Jordi Alba replaced Alejandro Balde.
But Barcelona did not play better, on the contrary. In the second half, Barcelona dominated, but played very slowly and didn’t create any chances. Xavi made another substitution, with Frank Kessie replacing Rafinha. Then Dembele made a bad foul on Omar Eldert, for which he was warned with a yellow card and the referee could consider him red.
Casey had a good chance near the end of the game, but his shot was saved by Soria from close range.
Barcelona’s sixth win in a row
It was the fourth appearance without Lewandowski – the second in the league, and he also rested one match in the Champions League and once in the Copa del Rey. Barcelona won them all, but apart from Atlético in La Liga, they didn’t have a demanding opponent. In the face of a stronger opponent, the absence of a pole could have worse consequences.
Lewandowski will miss another match – against Girona in the next round. However, the Poles will be able to play in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday against Sociedad.
Barcelona achieved its sixth consecutive victory in all competitions, winning on penalties over Betis in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup. Barcelona stayed ahead. Out of 11 matches, they won 10 and drew 1. Catalonia remained the leader of La Liga.
Barcelona – Getafe 1-0 (1-0)
Goal: Bedri (35)
Yellow cards: Dembélé-Alderet, Onal
Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen – Sergi Roberto (46 Marcos Alonso), Jules Conde, Andreas Christensen (46 Eric Garcia), Alejandro Balde (46 Jordi Alba) – Javi, Sergio Busquets, Pedri – Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati, Rafinha (62 francs) Casey).
Getafe: David Soria – Damien Suarez, Jean Daconam, Domingos Duarte, Omar Alderet, Juan Iglesias (84 Gaston Alvarez) – Carles Alena, Luis Milla (Jaime Siouen 84), Angel Aljubia (62 Gonzalo Villar) – Borja Mayoral (77 Porto), Ines . Unal (84 Juanmi Latasa).
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