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Getafe V Barcelona - As it happened.

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 6,294

Pin Official lineups for the LaLiga clash between Getafe and Barcelona. BeSoccer
Official lineups for the LaLiga clash between Getafe and Barcelona. BeSoccer

Getafe V Barcelona - As it happened.

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 6,294

Join us for live text updates of the LaLiga clash between Getafe and Barcelona from the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

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FT: Getafe 1-2 Barcelona. A hard-fought win for the visitors as they extend their lead at the top to five points thanks to goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. The hosts kept the champions honest throughout and had their chances, but the Catalans eventually did enough to hold on for victory.
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3 minutes added on. It's now or never for Getafe.
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Arthur's night is over as he makes way for Carles Aleñá.
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WHAT A CHANCE! Coutinho's first action is to send in a devilish corner which finds Lenglet unmarked, but he can only flick a header wide from six yards. He should score.
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A change apiece as Portillo is replaced by Ibañez for Getafe, with Coutinho on for Dembele for the visitors.
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CLOSE! Messi finds a pocket of space on the edge of the box and looks for the bottom corner, but Soria again produces a big right hand to deny the Argentine, before Dembele's ball in from the follow-up is hacked behind.
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Getafe continue to throw bodies forward in their search for a leveller, but in doing so they are leaving more and more gaps at the back to be exploited on the counter.
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Another booking. It's Maksimiovic this time as Suarez whips the ball away from him before he manages to make his challenge.
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CHANCE! You'd put your mortgage on him! Dembele times his pass brilliantly to send Messi racing clear, but his low effort is kept out by Soria's big right hand! This game could still go either way!
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Getafe turn to their bench once again as Samu Saiz replaces Angel.
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Time for the cavalry for Barcelona as Sergio Busquets replaces Arturo Vidal.
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Cabrera absolutely clatters Suarez after his first touch gets away from him. As clear a booking as you will see.
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The offside flag spares Mata's blushes! He is played in and duly dances around Ter Stegen, only to skew high and wide with the whole goal to aim for. The Getafe bench is in disbelief and whilst the flag had gone it, it had gone up incorrectly.
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Arturo Vidal is the latest name in the book as he trips Arambarri on halfway.
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Messi does indeed pull rank but his radar is off this time as he curls over.
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Damián Suárexz upends Messi right on the edge of the Getafe box to hand the visitors an inviting free-kick. No prizes for guessing who is over it.
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GREAT SAVE! Cabrera rises to meet the resulting corner from the left, but his powerful effort is brilliantly kept out by Ter Stegen.
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Mata is just unable to connect at the far post as a free-kick from deep on the right is flicked into his path by a Real Madrid defender.
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Foulquier makes way for Jorge Molina for Getafe.
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Messi drives a half-volley straight at Soria after Getafe on managed to half-clear a cross from the left. You sense this one is back in the balance here.
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A deep ball in from the right causes Barca some problems, but the Getafe pressure is eased as the offside flag is raised.
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CHANCE! A huge opportunity got Getafe as Foulquier latches onto Ter Stegen's skewed clearance to feed Angel, but he can only slide an effort narrowly wide of the German's right-hand post.
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We're back underway here!
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HT: Getafe 1-2 Barcelona. An action-packed first half here at the Coliseum. Barca appeared to be in control after goals from Leo Messi and Luis Suarez, but Jaime Mata's strike just before the break has given the hosts a lifeline ahead of a big second 45.
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GOAL! GETAFE! JAIME MATA! 1-2! Last season's Segunda División top scorer is at it in the top flight! Angel meets a deep cross from the left at the far post to cushion the ball back across goal for Mata to tap into the unguarded net from close range. Game on?
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OFF THE POST! Getafe almost respond immediately as Arambarri's volley on the stretch takes a huge deflection off Jordi Alba and crashes back into play off the base of the post.
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GOAL! BARCELONA! LUIS SUAREZ! 0-2! He makes it look so easy! The free-kick is only cleared as far as the Uruguayan on the edge of the box and he produces a fine right-footed volley to beat Soria and double Barca's lead.
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Antunes catches Sergi Roberto late and the visitors have a free-kick wide on the right.
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Mata drifts out wide and looks to swing a ball into the box but Ter Stegen gathers easily.
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Suarez is the latest to threaten as he turns away from a challenge before curling narrowly wide of the far post from just inside the box. He wants a corner, but he won't get one.
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GREAT SAVE! Messi somehow threads the needle to find Arthur down the left. His low ball in is perfect for Pique, but his side-footed effort from six yards is brilliantly kept out by Soria away to his left.
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Barca are wrestling control of this one now as Alba's low cross from the left is hacked behind for a corner.
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CHANCE! Messi is in the mood now. He slips in a wonderful reverse pass for Suarez, but Soria does well to come off his line and charge down his effort from the angle.
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GOAL! BARCELONA! LIONEL MESSI! 0-1! Who else? It's been all Getafe so far but Messi strikes as he shows great desire to latch onto a ball that drops from the sky and get there before three Getafe players , including David Soria, before converting from a narrow angle.
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Getafe have rattled Barca here as both Arambarri and Angel crash into challenges with Vidal and Ter Stegen.
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Alba is grazed by the hand of Fouliquier as he hauls the makeshift winger back and the Spaniard goes down like a sack of the proverbial. Somehow it ends with both players being booked and Getafe have a chance to swing in a free-kick from the right.
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Arthur picks up the game's first booking for catching Angel in the face with a stray elbow.
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GOAL DISALLOWED! Mata side-foots home a cross from deep at the far post and wheels away in celebration, only for his joy to be short-lived as the goal is chalked off for a foul by Angel on Lenglet as the ball came in. It's soft, but the goal won't stand.
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Getafe want a penalty as Maksimovic is nudged in the back by Vidal as he looked to meet Damián Suárez's right-wing cross.
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CHANCE! Mata works the channel brilliantly down the right before finding strike partner Angel just inside the box but he can only lash his first-time volley over the bar.
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Almost an opening for Dembele as he looks to shake off his man but Djene stands firm to halt his charge.
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Not a lot to report early on here as Barca dominate possession. Getafe looking to maintain their shape, which is a lovely 4-4-2 in case you were wondering.
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Barcelona get us underway here in Madrid!
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The players are out on the pitch and we'll be underway imminently!
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The warm-ups are well underway here as we countdown to kick-off.
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Here's how these two sides have fared recently going into this one:
Here's how these two sides have fared recently going into this one:
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A few familiar names to English football fans there as former Arsenal man Mathieu Flamini and Leeds loanee Samuel Saiz take up places on the Getafe bench.
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Getafe: Soria; D. Suarez, Dejene, Cabrera, Antunes; Foulquier, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Portillo; Angel, Mata. Subs: Chichizola, Bruno, Flamini, Cristoforo, Rober, Samu Saiz, Jorge Molina.
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A strong side from the visitors as Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele flank Luis Suarez in attack. Sergi Roberto returns to right-back, whilst there is also a start for Arturo Vidal in the middle of the park.
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Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Lenglet, Pique, Jordi Alba; Arthur, Rakitic, Vidal; Messi, Suarez, Dembele. Subs: Cillessen, Murillo, Semedo, Busquets, Aleñá, Coutinho, Malcom.
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Getafe boss Jose Bordelas: "This Sunday we have a very attractive game against a great rival in good form. They are coming into the game in a good way, with four wins and four clean sheets on the bounce. It will be a difficult game, but a very interesting one. We believe in our team and in our players."
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Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde on the title race: "We still consider Madrid a candidate for the title. Sometimes the gaps seem great but they are not so much, just two and a half games, and we see them as one of our rivals. This year LaLiga is tighter, everything is more compressed. But always it is better if we are first."
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The visitors go into this one looking to extend their lead at the top of the table, whilst Getafe know that a win could see them jump into sixth in the table.
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Hello and welcome! We have an interesting game for you in store this evening as LaLiga pace-setters Barcelona make the trip to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez to take on surprise package Getafe.
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