Wednesday April 11, 2012 Day 33 Camp Nou

FC Barcelona v Getafe CF

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  1. Barcelona v Getafe: LIVE

    Barcelona v Getafe: LIVE

    Pep Guardiola's Barcelona will close to within one point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a win over Getafe at the Camp Nou. More

  • Live Commentary

    • 90+2' There goes the final whistle! A 4-0 win for Barcelona. Never in any doubt. Barca back to within one point of Real Madrid at the top.
    • 89' Two minutes to be added to the match.
    • 88' Rios departs for Getafe to be replaced by Arroyo.
    • 87' Xavi picks out Messi, who darts towards goal. Chips the ball across goal. Moya flicks the ball away. Sublime skills by Messi. Getafe hack it clear.
    • 86' Tello drives to the byline. Cutback is plucked out of the air by Moya, who has been under real pressure this evening.
    • 85' Messi goes through the middle. Smashes the shot at goal, but Moya stands tall to make his latest save. Fine stop.
    • 84' Torres gets a slight touch on the ball as Messi and Iniesta tried to combine around the edge of the box.
    • 83' Mascherano is off and Muniesa is on. Tello replaced Pedro. Barca have used their three substitutes for the night.
    • 82' Diaz wallops clear the cross by Messi. Brilliant clearance there.
    • 81' Messi trying to sneak in another goal with 10 minutes left on the clock. His hunger never wanes.
    • 80' Diaz forced to make another vital block on Messi. He has made a few of those this evening.,
    • 79' Pedro troops off to a standing ovation with Tello given the nod for Barca.
    • 78' Torres races across to win the the ball from Messi. Vital interception there.
    • 77' A bit of a disappointing end to the match for Getafe. Have worked hard, but have been undone by failing to pick up men in the middle.
    • 76' Change for the home side as Montoya takes over from Adriano.
    • 75' GOAL! Pedro nods home from Messi's free-kick and suddenly this is turning into a bit of a rout. Brilliant header by Pedro.
    • 74' 13 goals this season for Sanchez. Impressive return from him.
    • 73' Barca suddenly well in control of their own destiny in this match. A couple from Alexis on the night. All going Barca's way.
    • 72' GOAL! Alexis Sanchez heads home from close range. Lovely cross by Cuenca and the finish is there from the midfielder. A 3-0 lead for Barca.
    • 71' Perez drags a shot wide from distance after Mascherano had headed clear.
    • 70' Late tackle by Torres on Pedro. A free-kick for Barca. Getafe break quickly and Mascherano is forced to concede a corner.
    • 69' Barrada introduced for Rodriguez as Getafe try to see out these final 20 minutes or so without shipping any more goals.
    • 68' Gavilan takes over from Castro for the visitors.
    • 67' Puyol rises in the area to head towards goal. Easy enough take for Moya in the visiting goal.
    • 66' Moya forced to nudge the ball behind from Cuenca's driven ball across goal.
    • 65' All a bit quiet in the Camp Nou. An air of inevitability about this result with Barca so comfortable on the ball.
    • 64' Miku rises to head clear Messi's corner. Getafe have been very well organised as Puyol is penalised for a bit of pushing in the visiting box.
    • 63' Pedro with the cross. Diaz nods behind for another corner to the home side. Messi goes across to take this.
    • 62' Alexis Sanchez to Iniesta. All very rythmic from the home side. Lovely possession play.
    • 61' Puyol forces the mistake out of Masilela, but the corner comes to nothing. Barca continue to hold this 2-0 advantage.
    • 60' Miku brings down Busquets in the home half. Barca regroup before keeping possession.
    • 59' Alexis caught offside after Puyol nods wide of the goal.
    • 58' Alexis stretches to dink the ball his own goal. Corner to the home side.
    • 57' Opta Jose: "14 - Messi has scored in all but 2 of Barca's home league games this season (0-0 vs Sevilla and vs Sporting when he didn't play)".
    • 56' Torres makes a superb tackle on Sanchez. Looks like Getafe will be happy to leave with a 2-0 defeat.
    • 55' Diaz sees a speculative effort drop down and hit the top of the bar. Was never going to beat Valdes with little pace on the effort.
    • 54' Getafe with just one shot at the home goal so far. Rain begins to fall in Barca.
    • 53' Messi almost plays in Xavi. Ball flies off the Barca midfielder into the arms of Moya.
    • 52' Getafe tring to play the game further up the park. Leaving a lot of space for Barca to run into.
    • 51' Miku rises to head clear the corner by Messi. Masherano and Miku collide. Miku with a bit of a limp.
    • 50' Alexis across to win the ball from Messi. The home side now with a corner here.
    • 49' Messi almost connects with Pedro's cross. Sanchez sees the ball evade him. Messi is booked for a handball.
    • 48' Offside flag goes up against Sanchez. He took off too soon. Getafe with the ball..for the moment.
    • 47' Messi dinks the ball into the box, but Getafe clear. So many times we have seen Messi try that pass.
    • 46' We are off and running in the second half. Getafe get us off and running.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break. A 2-0 lead for Barca. A 39th goal in La Liga for Messi. On their way to a 10th straight victory.
    • 44' One minute to be added to the first half.
    • 43' The Barca bench was a bit anxious, but is all change now. A 2-0 lead for the home side as they head for the break. Getafe have defended well, but trail by two goals.
    • 42' GOAL! Mess thumps home his 61st goal of the season. Brilliant finish from the one-two with Iniesta. Superb stuff from just inside the box.
    • 41' All very organised by Getafe as Diaz slams the loose ball away from Messi. Impressive show in defence so far.
    • 40' Adriano feeds Pedro, but there are enough bodies back to deal with the danger.
    • 39' Getafe continue to let Barca play in front of them, while allowing the home side space to cross. Fine tackle by Diaz on Messi.
    • 38' Barca break from the back. Lovely run from Pedro, but Perez gets back to make the challenge. Vital interception.
    • 37' Guardiola’s men are unbeaten in their last 33 home matches in la Liga (W30 D3)
    • 36' Pedro slides the ball into the path of Messi. Loose ball runs through to Moya. Gefate working really hard to close down space at the Camp Nou. Which is easier said than done.
    • 35' Cuenca flights a hopeful ball into the middle of the box. Easy take for Moya who just falls on the cross.
    • 34' Rodriguez hoists the ball out of the park from the cutback by Pedro. No messing about with that clearance.
    • 33' Cuenca showing some nice flashes of football before Messi has his pocket picked by Perez. Getafe sticking a couple of men on mEssi.
    • 32' Guardiola would love a second goal here. 1-0 is a scoreline that is dangerous at the best of times. Getafe look like they carry a threat when they go up the pitch.
    • 31' Cuenca sticks a lovely ball across goal for Sanchez, who prods the ball into the side of the goal. Golden chance for a second but not taken.
    • 30' Castro guilty of hauling back Sanchez as Barca collect around the halfway line.
    • 29' Moya collects seconds later. Better spell in the game from Getafe, but Barca still with almost 80 percent of possession.
    • 28' Messi continues a run into the area, but superb defending by Diaz to head clear the danger.
    • 27' Xavi wins the ball from Diego Castro. Rios tries to dash into the box, but Sanchez clears the danger.
    • 26' Getafe 10th in La Liga. They are well out of trouble in the Spanish table. Probably didn't count on any points this evening in Barca.
    • 25' Perez sees a shot deflect wide of the goal from distance! Inches wide of the target! Better stuff from the visitors. That was inches away.
    • 24' Busquets forced to dash back to make a fine tackle on Miku. Getafe finally get some joy.
    • 23' Barcelona have kept a league-high 16 clean sheets this season. Difficult to see them losing any here. Getafe are playing the containing game.
    • 22' Barca keeping the ball again before Messi dinks a shot wide. Glorous chance for Messi to net there. Should have scored.
    • 21' Barca fans sing the name of Eric Abidal after the Frenchman had his liver transplants. Barca, meanwhile, rolling the ball around.
    • 20' Rodriguez heads out the free-kick from Xavi. Superb header out, but the ball comes back again moments later. As it tends to do at the Camp Nou.
    • 19' Puyol picks up the loose ball from Pedro's cross. Barcelona keeping the ball with so much relish as Iniesta is fouled by Rios.
    • 18' Barca on the ball at the back. Keep the ball well on what seems like a bowling green of a pitch in the Camp Nou.
    • 17' 13 of the 15 Liga fixtures at the Camp Nou this season have seen Lionel Messi score. Seems almost inevitable he will score this evening.
    • 16' Diaz hooks the ball off the line! Xaxi chipped Moya, but the referee claims that is not over the line. Xavi can't believe that.
    • 15' Great stop by Moya to claw the ball away from Pedro as he darted through. Looked a certain goal, but Getafe survive that moment. Barca continue to hold this 1-0 lead.
    • 14' Barca now within a point of Real before their title rivals visit Atletico in their La Liga game tomorrow night.
    • 13' Lovely little chested lay-off by Messi for his team-mate to score. His ninth goal in La Liga this season. Early nerves settled.
    • 12' GOAL! Sanchez skips beyond Alexis before sticking the ball high into the net from the edge of the box. A 1-0 lead for Barca.
    • 11' Moya playing his 100th game in La Liga this evening for the visitors.
    • 10' Iniesta slams the ball at goal. Fine stop by Moya with the ball travelling at goal from distance. Wasn't on target though.
    • 9' Barcelona have received fewer cards at home than any other side in La Liga (26 cards at the Camp Nou including a second yellow).
    • 8' Barca coach Pep Guardiola out on the touchline looking quite relaxed in his club suit as Barca knock the ball about with their usual authority.
    • 7' Puyol swings the ball to Pedro before Getafe close down the attempted pass by Xavi.
    • 6' Cuenca on a fine run down the wing. Cut out by Masilela. Corner comes to nothing, but Barca back in possession.
    • 5' Barcelona settling into this passing game. Getafe cut out the run of Iniesta. Getafe already being forced to hit on the break.
    • 4' Getafe have never won in seven previous trips to the Camp Nou in La Liga. Huge task for them tonight.
    • 3' Moya forced to make a sharp save from Miku after the balls flies off his head. Decent stop by the keeper with the ball accidently coming off his own player.
    • 2' Xavi with a ball into the middle in the opening seconds. Busquets just fails to connect. Barca on the front foot right away.
    • 1' We are off and running at the Camp Nou....
    • 19.55 MATCH ODDS: Barcelona 14/1, Draw 11/1, Getafe 25/1
    • 19.50 Barcelona have won five of their last seven Liga meetings with Getafe, but lost in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
    • 19.45 Getafe coach Luis Garcia is happy enough with his squad ahead of the match: "Masilela is the big news. There are no more injuries although some players are tired after the last game, and are suffering after playing a game every three days. However, I do not think there are any problems with anybody and everyone is available to me."
    • 19.40 Pep Guardiola on Pedro starting the match for Barcelona. He comments: "Pedro has had a difficult year because of his injuries, but for the past month he’s been gaining form. We’re very pleased with Pedro because he never gives up. (His goal against Zaragoza) will encourage him."
    • 19.35 Tsepo Masilela and Ruben Perez have been brought into the Getafe squad, replacing Mane and Pablo Sarabia respectively. They both start the match. The injured Pedro Leon (knee) continues to sit out.
    • 19.30 Barcelona full-back Dani Alves misses out with a pulled thigh muscle sustained during Saturday's win against Real Zaragoza. Gerard Pique continues to train away from the squad as he recovers from a slight injury but could feature.
    • 19.25 Teams: Barcelona: Valdés, Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta, Alexis, Messi, Mascherano, Busquets, Pedro, Adriano, Cuenca////Getafe: Moyà, Cata Díaz, Torres, Alexis, Miku, Ríos, Diego Castro, Masilela, Casquero, Rodríguez, Pérez
    • 19.20 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Barcelona against Getafe from the Camp Nou. A huge night for Barcelona knowing a win this evening will carry them to within a point of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • FC Barcelona

    Manager: Josep Guardiola

  • Getafe CF

    Manager: Luis García Plaza

  • Line-up

    Expected Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • Víctor Valdés
      • C. Puyol
      • J. Mascherano Substitution Out (83′)
      • A. Correia Substitution Out (76′)
      • I. Cuenca
      • S. Busquets
      • Xavi
      • A. Iniesta
      • A. Sánchez Goals×2
      • Pedro Goal Substitution Out (80′)
      • L. Messi Goal Yellow Card


      • J. Pinto
      • S. Keita
      • M. Muniesa Substitution In83′
      • Thiago
      • M. Bartra
      • M. Montoya Substitution In76′
      • Tello Substitution In80′
    • Starting line-up

      • Moya
      • Miguel Torres
      • Cata Díaz
      • Alexis
      • T. Masilela
      • J. Casquero
      • R. Pérez
      • P. Ríos Substitution Out (90′)
      • J. Rodríguez Substitution Out (68′)
      • D. Castro Substitution Out (68′)
      • Miku


      • J. Valera
      • J. Codina
      • A. Barrada Substitution In68′
      • D. Güiza
      • Gavilán Substitution In68′ Yellow Card
      • M. Lacen
      • A. Arroyo Substitution In90′
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