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Barcelona v Elche - as it happened

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Barcelona v Elche, La Liga 2020/21, matchday 1 (rearranged), 24/2/2021 - Official line-ups. BESOCCER
Barcelona v Elche, La Liga 2020/21, matchday 1 (rearranged), 24/2/2021 - Official line-ups. BESOCCER
Join us for live coverage of the La Liga clash between Barcelona and Elche from the Camp Nou. This match was postponed from September due to Barca's involvement in the Champions League quarter-finals last season.
Goal

Summary of goalscorers

48'
1 - 0
69'
2 - 0
3 - 0
End of match

End of match

  • Finished
    FT: Barca 3-0 Elche!! All over at the Camp Nou and that was easy for the hosts in the end. After a competitive first half, it was straight forward for Barca once Messi scored. Messi then got a second and Jordi Alba scored as well. A much needed win for Koeman's men. Elche were never in it in the second 45. Thanks for joining us and see you now for RM!
  • 93'
    A ball goes into the Elche box, Dembele looks to shoot at goal, is unable to, and that's full-time!
  • 91'
    Yet to see a card in this game so far.
  • 90'
    Three extra minutes.
  • 88'
    Barca look for a fourth and they get themselves a corner.
  • 85'
    Umtiti is down with a problem after fighting for the ball with Carrrillo. He seems to have pulled something.
  • 83'
    Griezmann!! The Frenchman is played in again, this time from a tight angle and he hits the side-netting.
  • 82'
    Off the bar by Griezmann!! Pedri picks out Dest on this near side, he squares for Griezmann in the middle who hits the bar from close range! The flag was up, but it wasn't off. It would have counted.
  • 81'
    Elche sub: Mfulu is replaced by Luismi. Verdu will have to struggle on.
  • 76'
    Barca triple sub: Braithwaite, Pique and Alba off, Lenglet, Griezmann and Dest on.
Goal
Goaaaaaal!
de Barcelona en el 73'
  • 73'
    Alba gets in on the scoring now! Messi plays a ball to Braithwaite inside the box who heads to Alba in the middle and he hits home.
  • 72'
    Elche double sub: Nino on for Milla and Carrillo on for Boye.
  • 71'
    Mojica goes down the far side and it's caught by Badia.
  • 70'
    Elche have no chance now. They haven't been in the game since the first goal, to be honest.
Goal
Goaaaaaal!
de Barcelona en el 69'
  • 69'
    Messi makes it 2-0 and that should be that!! Pedri gives the ball to De Jong, the Dutchman runs from halfway into the box, he cuts back for Messi who takes his time, takes a couple of defenders out of play and then dinks it into the net. Game over.
  • 67'
    Barca sub: Trincao is replaced by Busquets.
  • 65'
    Mojica is caught in the face again by Trincao.
  • 63'
    Barca go again and Elche clear it away.
  • 62'
    Dembele looks to attack and is stopped. Barca need a second though. They know that well after what happened v Cadiz.
  • 60'
    Elche double sub: Morente on for Rigoni and Fidel Chaves replaces Cifuentes.
  • 60'
    Boye is fouled and it's a free-kick to Elche.
  • 57'
    Elche are doing little going forward despite needing a goal.
  • 56'
    Barca win themselves a corner now.
  • 55'
    Barca are looking comfortable now.
  • 53'
    Barca go forward again through Messi and the ball runs through for a goal kick.
  • 50'
    Boye has a pop now from inside the box, but it's miscued wide.
  • 49'
    That backheel by Braithwaite was something special! Badia got a hand to the shot, but couldn't keep it out.
Goal
Goaaaaaal!
de Barcelona en el 48'
  • 48'
    Messi puts Barca ahead!!! Pique and Pedri start the move and then Messi plays a lovely one-two with Braithwaite who plays a spectacular backheel to the Argentine and Messi beats Badia from close range!
  • 46'
    Barca HT sub: Dembele on for Pjanic.
  • 46'
    Barca get us going again!
  • 45'
    HT: Barca 0-0 Elche!! Half-time at the Camp Nou and 0-0 is very fair. Elche will be happy with proceedings so far. They've restricted themselves to two clear Trincao chances while Boye and Milla could have scored for the visitors. Rigoni has also looked a threat for the away side. Koeman will want an improvement in the second 45.
  • 45'
    One added minute.
  • 45'
    Trincao threatens again, he cuts inside to beat Mojica and Barragan heads out for a corner.
  • 45'
    Elche attack, but Milla is caught offside.
  • 44'
    Milla!!! Out of nothing, Elche go forward, his strike is parried by Ter Stegen and Pique has to clear it. Milla could have passed to Cifuentes, but Barca were exposed at the back again there.
  • 43'
    Barca having the possession and Elche have everyone behind the ball.
  • 39'
    Barca win themselves a free-kick now, but Elche deal with it easily.
  • 36'
    Mojica is caught in the eye by Trincao and treatment is required.
  • 35'
    Very little to report here. Barca a little better, but 0-0 is very fair. Take out the three clear chances (two for Trincao and one for Boye) and it's been very quiet.
  • 33'
    Guti has an ambitious pop from distance which goes well wide.
  • 33'
    Cifuentes wins a corner for the visitors now.
  • 32'
    Barca are caught offside again as Braithwaite is offside.
  • 30'
    Badia again!! De Jong heads Messi's free-kick, the GK saves and then Mingueza hits wide. De Jong was offside though.
  • 29'
    Free-kick to Barca 30 yards from goal after a foul by Milla.
  • 28'
    He's ok now.
  • 27'
    Mingueza has picked up a knock. The Barca man slips and Josema accidentally steps on his hand.
  • 25'
    Boye looks to pick out Barragan on the far side, but the past is overhit.
  • 23'
    Barca win themselves a corner now.
  • 22'
    66% possession for the home side.
  • 20'
    Trincao!!!! What a save by Badia!!! Messi runs through the middle, he lays it off to the Portuguese to his right and the former Braga man's strike from point blank range is brilliantly stopped.
  • 19'
    Barca counter through Messi who runs at pace and Milla gets back to dispossess.
  • 18'
    Elche go forward again through Rigoni down Barca's right and he wins a corner. Elche have attacked more so far than they did at Elche!
  • 16'
    Elche lose the ball stupidly at the back, but they get away with it.
  • 13'
    Elche win themselves a corner, but nothing comes of it.
  • 11'
    Trincao puts a cross in and it's easily caught by Badia. Just one clear chance for each side so far.
  • 10'
    Pedri goes down in the box wanting a penalty, but the ref says no.
  • 8'
    Free-kick to Elche 40 yards from goal after Braithwaite makes a foul.
  • 6'
    Barca's leaky defence once again gave up a clear opportunity there.
  • 5'
    Boye!!! What a chance!!! Rigoni gets into the box, his low pass is touched by an Elche player to Boye who skies over! Should've done better.
  • 4'
    Alba's ball in from the far side is cleared away by Verdu. Barca on top so far.
  • 2'
    Trincao!!!! Messi and De Jong combine, the Dutchman gives it to Trincao and his shot is saved by Badia!
  • 1'
    Elche get us going here from right to left in their usual white and green! Barca also in their normal kits!
Start of match

Start of match

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    The players make their way out.
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    14 degrees and sunny in Barcelona this evening.
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    Elche make four alterations from the 1-0 win v Eibar on Saturday. Calvo, Marcone, Morente and Carrillo are replaced by Josema, Cifuentes, Mfulu and Milla.
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    Five changes for Barca from the 1-1 draw v Cadiz on Sunday. Dest, Lenglet, Busquets, Dembele and Griezmann drop out. Umtiti, Mingueza, Pjanic, Trincao and Braithwaite are in.
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    4th v 18th. 47pts v 21pts.
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    Isidro Diaz de Mera Escuderos is the referee while Valentin Pizarro Gomez is the VAR.
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    Elche XI: Badia (GK); Mojica, Josema, Verdu, Barragan, Cifuentes; Rigoni, Mfulu, Guti, Milla; Boye.
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    Barca XI; Ter Stegen (GK); Alba, Umtiti, Pique, Mingueza; Pedri, De Jong, Messi, Pjanic, Trincao; Braithwaite.
Info

Pre-match

24 February 2021, 19:00

Referee: Díaz de Mera I.

Stadium: Camp Nou

  • PRVW
    Hello and welcome to live coverage of the La Liga match between Barcelona and Elche!