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February 10, 2013
• Camp Nou, Barcelona
Referee: Ignacio Iglesias
• Attendance: 85610
A. Sánchez 6'
L. Messi 13'
David Villa 58'
Álvaro Vázquez 83'
Full time in Camp Nou! Barcelona turn over Getafe with an emphatic 6-1 win thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi, David Villa, Cristian Tello, Andres Iniesta, and Gerard Pique. Iniesta the absolute star of the show with a masterful performance in midfield. Barcelona have been sensational in the lunchtime kick-off. Getafe need to brush this loss off pretty quickly! I'm Martin Macdonald, thank you for joining us on Goal.com, see you next time!
90' + 2'
Assist Thiago Alcántara
90' + 2'
GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAL FOR BARCELONA!!! And it's six!! Thiago breaks the Getafe offside trap and chests the ball down before unselfishly squaring to Gerard Pique, who taps home from a yard!! Everyone is getting in on the act here!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAL FOR BARCELONA!!!! 5-1!! Messi twists and turns inside the area and looks to pull the trigger, only to see his attempt blocked. The ball breaks to Iniesta who expertly whips the ball into the far corner! His performance has deserved that goal!
MESSI!!! Dani Alves picks up the ball in plenty of space down the right and whips a cracking cross to the back post, the Argentine rises high to direct a header towards goal, but the attempt goes inches over the bar! Unlucky!
The Barca fans are not happy!! Messi and Iniesta look to link-up again on the edge of the box with a quick one-two but the Spaniard is blocked off by Lopo! He kind of ran into the Getafe man but the home crowd are jeering the crowd for not giving the free kick.
GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL FOR GETAFE!!! The visitors grab a consolation!! Alba looks to pass the ball back to Valdes with a backward header but Alvaro Vazquez latches on to the ball before coolly stabbing into the net! 4-1!!
Dominant goalkeeping from Victor Valdes!! A free kick is swung in from the left-hand side and it looks to be dipping into the net, but the Barca goalkeeper, who has had nothing to do all day, clears the ball away with a commanding punch!
GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL FOR BARCELONA!! Great finish!!! Messi slides the ball to his right for Tello, and the Barca substitute opens up his body to curl a lovely strike into the bottom right corner! 4-0!!
Borja takes a sore one! The Getafe man looked to snatch the ball away from the feet of Lionel Messi but was just accidentally caught on the top of the ankle from the Argentine. It looks like he'll be okay.
It looks as if Carles Puyol has picked up a knock. He is signalling to the bench to come off and it looks like Javier Mascherano will be his replacement. The Barca captain walks off the park, though, so it won't be too serious an injury.
A change for either side now. Alvaro Vazquez replaces Adrian Colunga for Getafe, and Cristian Tello replaces Alexis Sanchez for Barcelona.
Just under 20 minutes remaining. Getafe have plenty of time to get a goal if they really pushed for it. The way Barca are controlling possession, though, you can only really see them adding to the scoresheet.
Second change of the game for Getafe. Pablo Sarabia comes on for Abdel Barrada. Another positive change from Luis Garcia Plaza. They have nothing to lose, after all.
Sensational link-up play between Villa and Iniesta on the left wing. The duo exchange a magical one-two on the wing before the latter burst into the box. Just the final ball was lacking.
Good defending again from Lopo. Iniesta receives a pass into his mid-drift and looks to flick the ball round the corner for Messi, but the Getafe defender keeps his wits about him to make the block on the edge of the box. He has had a decent game.
First change of the match for Getafe. Jaime Gavilan comes off and the man to replace him is former Real Madrid man, Pedro Leon. He receives a few jeers and boos from the Catalan crowd.
Messi tests the gloves of Codina. He collects the ball on the edge of the area and fires a low strike towards goal but the Getafe goalkeeper gets his body the behind the attempt to make a solid save.
Getafe must continue to work hard to stop themselves getting turned over badly here. Still half-an-hour to play.
Alex Song receives the first Barcelona booking of the match as he goes in slightly two-footed on Lacen. He'll need to be careful now.
Assist Jordi Alba
Goal David Villa
GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAL FOR BARCELONA!!! And it's David Villa!!! Alba is given too much space on the left and he slides a perfectly weighted pass into the box for the for Spain's record goalscorer, who cutely finishes into the bottom corner with his left-foot! 3-0!
Yellow Card Alex Song
Fantastic defending from Alexis!!! Alba runs on the overlap down the left and smashes a cross into the centre. Messi and Alexis Sanchez both have a crack but both attempts are blocked by the Getafe defender!
Decent play from Getafe. Torres stretches the play with a brilliant cross-field pass to Gavilan, who pass inside to Colunga. The striker attempts a shot from the edge of the area but is charged down quickly by Pique and Puyol, who win back possession between them.
Superb defending again from Lacen. This time, Iniesta glides into the penalty area and looks to cut-back a cross from the byline but the Algerian stretches out a leg to slide the ball out for a corner kick. He thwarted real danger there as Barca had plenty of bodies in the box!
Poor pass from Messi. Barca's second goalscorer picks up the ball with plenty of space just inside the Getafe half and looks to thread a pass down the inside right channel for Alexis but Mehdi Lacen is there to make the interception. Good covering.
Iniesta leaves Miguel Torres for dead on the left wing and sharply turns inside before sliding the ball in to Messi. The ball eventually comes to Alves on the right but the Brazilian is outnumbered and loses possession.
A change to report for you at half time. Adriano picked up a knock in the first half and has been replaced by Dani Alves.
We are back under way!
Half time in Cam Nou. In the lunchtime kick-off in La Liga, goals from Alexis Sanchez and Lionel Messi are the difference between Barcelona and Getafe so far. Andres Iniesta have been imperious in the middle of the park and Luis Garcia Plaza's men should perhaps count themselves lucky to be just two behind! Join us in 15 minutes for the second half!
Getafe have really struggled to maintain any kind of meaningful possession so far. They are surrendering the ball far, far too easily.
Great run from Alexis!!! The Chilean turns Escudero brilliantly before powerfully driving to the byline and reversing a teasing cross back inside. Thiago gets on the end of it but Codina makes the save on the line!
Yellow Card Diego Castro
Getafe just losing their heads a little towards the end of the first half. This time Diego Castro enters the book for cynically pulling the jersey of Jordi Alba as the left-back looked to burst down the left.
Yellow Card Alberto Lopo
First yellow card of the match goes to Alberto Lopo, and deservedly so. The Getafe defender went in very late on David Villa on the right-hand side and is perhaps lucky just to get away with a booking.
Super again from Messi!! He evades two or three challenges on the edge of the box with lightning quick feet before exchanging passes with Villa. The ball comes back inside but he just sends his header over the bar. Brilliant build-up!
Barcelona are just looking so hungry for goals here. Their is a spring in their step that was perhaps missing last weekend against Valencia.
Great play from Lacen.The Algerian shakes off the attention of Iniesta to turn and swiftly exchange a one-two with Colunga, but his attempted pass over the top to Diego Castro is just intercepted by Alba. Better from Getafe.
Messi hits the post!!! Alexis Sanchez turns a high ball into the box and the Argentine runs on to the pass to direct a shot towards the bottom corner but his attempt bounces off the bottom of the post! Getafe let off the hook!
Just absolutely relentless pressure from Barcelona at the moment. Getafe haven't been out of their own half in 7 or 8 minutes and the home side smell blood.
MESSI!! The Ballon d'OR winner attempts a spectacular bicycle kick 15 yards from goal but completely misses the ball!. That was a chance!
Barca just patiently looking for an opening at the moment. Iniesta, to Messi, to Thiago, and back again. Getafe must need to be so concentrated!
Valdes just a little too eager to get the ball up the park. He attempts to pick out Alexis on the right with a Hollywood pass from the back but it goes harmlessly straight through to Codina.
Scintillating stuff from Barca!! Messi fizzes the ball into the feet of Villa, who returns the ball to his team-mate with a lovely back-heel. The Argentine floats the ball into the six yard box but Getafe manage to clear for a corner kick.
Fantastic challenge from Lopo!! Messi takes the ball down with an awesome first touch before turning swiftly and driving towards goal. He looks to cut inside on his left foot but the Getafe defender keeps his eye on the ball and steals possession with a well-timed tackle.
The ball breaks to Adrian Colunga and he looks to burst through on goal but Carles Puyol comes in with a very important interception to send the ball back to Victor Valdes.
Super start from Barca. Their passing so far has been such a high tempo and Getafe simply do not look equipped to deal with it.
GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL FOR BARCELONA!!! Iniesta the architect again!! The midfield maestro clips a wonderful curled pass into the box for Thiago, who cushions the ball into the pass of Messi. The Argentine then squeezes a first time shot into the bottom right corner! 2-0! Horrible start for Getafe!
Assist Thiago Alcántara
An aspect of Barcelona's play so far is that they are not overly-bothered with playing the ball neatly out of defence. On a couple of occasions so far they have just opted to clear the ball up the park away from danger.
Barca looking really up for this under the noon sun. There are a few players out there who have a point to prove. Villa, Alexis, Song, Thiago; They are not automatic starters.
Not the start Getafe would have wanted. Stilll plenty of time to get back into the match though, so no need to panic. They have the players with the quality to hurt Barca so it's important that they don't implode here.
That pass from Iniesta was a work of art. The man is a complete magician in that midfield!
Goal Alexis Sánchez
GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL FOR ALEXIS SANCHEZ!!! That's his first La Liga goal of the season!!! Iniesta finds a pocket of space inside the Getafe half and slides an absolutely sensational pass in behind the defence for the Chilean, who takes an assured touch before cushioning the ball past goalkeeper Codina! 1-0!
Messi again comes deep and turns sharply around 30 yards from goal. The Argentine attempts an ambitious pass over the top of the Getafe defence for Alexis Sanchez but Escudero comes in with an important interception to clear the ball for the visitors.
Lionel Messi picks up the ball and counterattacks at pace through the middle. He slides the ball through to David Villa but a covering tackle from Alberto Lopo sends the ball back his goalkeeper.
We are under way at Camp Nou!
The current Barcelona squad will certainly not been used to playing at such an early hour. They have not played this early since Christmas Day 1965!
However, The Catalans have won 11 of their last 12 Liga matches at Camp Nou.
Barca are not coming into the match in their usual superlative form. They have won just two of their last six matches in all competitions. This should give some confidence to Getafe.
Getafe (4-2-3-1): Codina; Miguel Torres, Alexis, Lopo, Escudero; Lacen, Borja; Barrada, Castro, Gavilan; Colunga
Barcelona (4-3-3): Valdes; Adriano, Pique, Puyol, Alba; Thiago, Song, Iniesta; Alexis, Messi, Villa
I'm Martin Macdonald, and I'll be taking you through the action this morning! What better way to start your Sunday that with some top class La Liga action?
Good morning folks! Welcome to Goal.com's LIVE coverage of the Spanish Primera Division clash between Barcelona and Getafe at Camp Nou!
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