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Sergio Álvarez
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O. Dembélé
Junior Firpo
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M. Braithwaite
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73% 26%
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Shots On Target 5 3
Total Passes 660 229
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 30 20 7 3 52 20 +32 67 D L W D W
2 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 30 20 6 4 53 24 +29 66 W W W W D
3 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 30 20 5 5 69 26 +43 65 L W W W W
4 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 30 19 4 7 44 24 +20 61 W W D W W
5 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 30 12 11 7 47 31 +16 47 D D L L W
6 Real Betis BET Real Betis 30 14 5 11 40 43 -3 47 D D W L W
7 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 30 11 13 6 43 33 +10 46 L W W W L
8 Granada GRA Granada 30 11 6 13 36 50 -14 39 W L L W L
9 Levante LEV Levante 30 9 11 10 37 39 -2 38 W L L W L
10 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 30 9 10 11 41 48 -7 37 L W L D W
11 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 30 9 10 11 39 33 +6 37 D D D D L
12 Cádiz CAD Cádiz 30 9 8 13 27 45 -18 35 W W L D W
13 Valencia VAL Valencia 30 8 10 12 37 42 -5 34 D L W L W
14 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 30 8 10 12 25 36 -11 34 W D D D L
15 Getafe GET Getafe 30 7 9 14 22 34 -12 30 L D D D L
16 Huesca HUE Huesca 30 5 12 13 31 45 -14 27 W W D L L
17 Real Valladolid VLD Real Valladolid 30 5 12 13 27 41 -14 27 L L D D W
18 Elche ELC Elche 30 5 11 14 27 46 -19 26 L D D L L
19 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 30 5 9 16 24 47 -23 24 D L L D L
20 Eibar EIB Eibar 30 4 11 15 22 36 -14 23 L L D L L


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That is all from this LaLiga fixture, until next time!
After this disappointing draw, Barcelona sit sixth in LaLiga and next face a trip to Huesca, who are bottom of the Spanish top-flight. Mendilibar's men, who worked hard for their point in this game, jump up one place to 14th and their next fixture will see them host Granada.
The hosts are held to a frustrating 1-1 draw with Eibar, after Dembele's second-half goal cancelled out captain Garcia's counter-attacking opener. In the second half, Koeman's side did have the majority of chances, namely through Dembele and Pedri but the visitors stood firm to earn a well-deserved point at Camp Nou.
Sergio Cubero
P. Diop
90' + 3' Diop is substituted off for Cubero as Mendilibar looks to see out the remainder of this game.
90' + 3' De Jong throws himself to the floor rather theatrically but does enough to convince referee Rojas that it is a free-kick. The hosts will send every one forward for this, given it is the last minute of the game.
90' + 2' CHANCE! Trincao dances around two defenders, after receiving Dembele's cross from the right-hand side, and then drags a right-footed effort agonisingly close but wide of Dmitrovic's goal to the left.
90' + 1' There will be three minutes of added time as Inui leads a counter-attack before his short left-footed pass is intercepted by Busquets to remove the danger on the edge of the hosts' area.
90' Araujo puts Firpo under some pressure with a loose pass and the left-back is forced to fly into a tackle with Recio. After a bit of stoppage, the referee, in fact, awards the free-kick the other way as he deems Firpo was the one fouled by Recio, who is already on a booking so needs to be careful.
Riqui Puig
88' Pedri, who has just missed a great opportunity to give his side the lead, is replaced by Puig.
88' Mendibilar's men appear content now to camp on the edge of their area, as they invite hosts to chase a winner. Koeman's men duly oblige, throwing every one forward and on this occasion, Trincao's shot gets blocked before it can trouble Dmitrovic.
86' OVER THE BAR! Pedri spurns a glorious opportunity to put his side ahead as he places a right-footed effort just over the bar from near the penalty spot. Initially, Coutinho had done well down the left to reach the byline and drag his left-footed cross back towards Pedri before the hosts' youngster fired over.
85' Diop is sent chasing into the corner and does well to keep it in play before dragging a right-footed cross back towards the edge of the area, where the hosts easily intercept.
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83' Recio, who has only just been brought on, is booked for hacking through the back of De Jong near the centre circle.
Sergio Busquets
C. Lenglet
82' In another positive change, defender Lenglet is replaced by midfielder Busquets as Koeman continues to chase this game.
D. Kądzior
81' Kadzior, who tested Ter Stegen from range in the first half, is replaced by Recio.
81' Firpo, who has been the hosts' best attacking outlet this game, fires a left-footed cross towards the near post, where Braithwaite volleys wide of the target.
80' Barcelona have won 91.7% of their LaLiga games against Eibar (GP12 W11 D1), their biggest win percentage against an opponent in the competition (minimum five games played). The hosts will need a bit of magic late on to secure the winner here, however.
78' Exposito gets his feet in a tangle when attempting to clear and gives away a corner to the hosts on the left-hand side. Dembele takes it, delivering onto the head of Lenglet, who heads well over Dmitrovic's goal from near the penalty spot.
77' Pedri thinks he is on the left-hand side after Araujo's searching pass but the long ball is slightly overhit and runs out for a throw-in. Muto then pressures Lenglet on the right and the French defender does well to shepherd the ball out of play.
Sergio Álvarez
Yellow Card
75' Pedri races away from Alvarez through the centre of the park and the visitors' midfielder cynically drags him back to ruin the counter-attack. Referee Rojas has no option to book Alvarez for his tactical foul and rightly does so.
Paulo Oliveira
E. Burgos
73' Centre-back Burgos is brought off for Oliveira in a like-for-like change at the back.
Y. Muto
73' Garcia, who opened the scoring for Eibar, is replaced by Muto up top.
72' The hosts invite pressure onto them as Mingueza and Trincao mess up what should be a simple short pass between the pair. The visitors earn a throw-in deep on the left-hand side because of Mingueza's error but it looks like Mendilibar is going to make some changes first.
71' WIDE! Dembele whips in a teasing delivery with his left foot from the right-hand side. The cross is punched away by Dmitrovic but only into the chest of Braithwaite. However, unfortunately for the hosts, the chance comes at Braithwaite so quickly that it deflects off him and just wide of the right-hand post from inside the six-yard area.
69' Coutinho has had an instant impact, which is what Koeman will have obviously wanted. Every time the Brazilian gets hold of possession, he looks like creating a chance. This time, his pass has just too much on it to find Pedri on the left-hand side.
Junior Firpo
67' Firpo plays passes with Coutinho and Pedri before racing towards the byline and crossing towards Trincao inside the area. The left-back's drilled cross misses the Portuguese youngster but finds Dembele, who equalises with his right foot at the back post.
O. Dembélé
67' GOALLL!! 1-1! Firpo exchanges a one-two with Coutinho before drilling a left-footed cross across the face of goal. The original ball evades every one but finds Dembele at the back post, where the Frenchman drills a right-footed effort low into the bottom left corner from the right of the area.
A. Griezmann
66' At the same time as Coutinho's introduction, Koeman also brings on Trincao in place of Griezmann.
Philippe Coutinho
M. Pjanić
66' The hosts make another attacking alteration as they introduce Coutinho for midfielder Pjanic.
65' Kadzior beats De Jong with ease before crossing towards the front post, where Mingueza heads clear. To perhaps defend the counter-attack, Exposito then wildly shoots over the bar from 30 yards out.
64' The hosts commit seven men into the visitors' area but Burgos stands firm to clear long. A chance then falls to the feet of Garcia, who opened the scoring, but Araujo does well this time to deflect the Eibar captain's effort behind for a corner.
63' Koeman's team work the ball from one side of the pitch to the other but lack any real penetration. Firpo then loses possession and Eibar look set to launch another counter-attack before opting to play backwards.
61' Mendilibar has lost 18 LaLiga games against Barcelona as manager (W1 D2), more than any other opponent in the competition. His only LaLiga win against them was a 3-2 as Osasuna manager in February 2012. Could Garcia's goal change the Eibar manager's record here?
59' Koeman will be annoyed with that opener, given the chances his side have had in the last ten minutes or so. The best two chances fell to Dembele, who he introduced at half-time, but the Frenchman wasted them and Mendibilar's side have capitalised on the hosts' missed opportunities and punished them.
57' GOALLLLL! 1-0 EIBAR! Captain Garcia opens the scoring for the visitors with an assured left-footed finish into the centre of the goal past Ter Stegen, who had rushed out to close the striker down. Araujo will have to take the blame as he carelessly gave possession away near the centre circle, allowing the visitors' captain to then race away, before making the centre-back pay for his mistake.
57' CHANCE! Pedri puts it on a plate for Dembele, who has just Dmitrovic to beat from the edge of the area. However, on his left foot, the Frenchman manages to slide his effort straight into the feet of Eibar's goalkeeper before De Jong volleys the rebound into Dmitrovic's hands.
56' Exposito has the chance to cross from the right but he fails to do so as he delivers straight into the hands ot Ter Stegen at the near post. The hosts then look to go long to Braithwaite, who gets dominated in the air by Burgos.
54' Firpo is far too enthusiastic as he brings down Garcia near the right-hand touchline, offering the visitors a set-piece in a good area and the chance for a quick breather, after Barcelona's quick start to the second half.
53' Three chances in as many minutes have come for the hosts, with the most recent seeing Dmitrovic save well, as he dives to his left to stop Griezmann's low left-footed effort from the edge of the D.
52' WIDE! Griezmann races in from the left and feeds Dembele, who wastes the opportunity as he stalls trying to cut in on his left foot inside the area. A loose ball then breaks to Pjanic, who from 25 yards out shoots wide to the right of Dmitrovic's goal.
50' CLOSE! Dembele's first involvement of the half sees him receive a short pass from Pedri, cut inside from the right of the area and curl a left-footed effort just wide of Dmitrovic's far post from 20 yards out.
49' Lenglet carelessly gives away possession inside his own half but then Kadzior fails to capitalise as his deflected shot loops comfortably into the hands of Ter Stegen.
48' Messi has been involved in at least one goal in each one of his 11 LaLiga appearances against Eibar (20 goals and three assists), including four goals scored in two different games against them in the competition. As expected with a player of the Argentine's quality, the hosts seem to be missing their captain this game.
47' Firpo fires a ball into the feet of Braithwaite, who has needlessly strayed into an offside position, which gifts the visitors the chance to regain possession.
46' Both sets of players are back out for the second half and referee Rojas gets this La Liga fixture back underway!
O. Dembélé
S. Dest
46' Dembele comes on at half-time for Dest, which means the hosts will revert back to a four-man defence, with Mingueza at right-back.
Looking ahead to the second half, Koeman needs to inject a spark into his side, who were far from dominant in the first 45 of this game. The Dutch manager may call upon the likes of Trincao, Coutinho or Dembele off the bench to make some thing happen, if scores continue to remain level. Mendibilar will simply be asking for more of the same from his men, who have matched the hosts' every move so far.
In what has been a surprisingly even contest thus far, the hosts have spurned the best chances, namely through Braithwaite up top. Barcelona's striker had the chance to open the scoring from the spot, after Araujo was fouled, but fired wide before later having a goal disallowed for offside. Down the other end, Ter Stegen has rarely been tested, barring Kadzior's long-range free-kick, which is why the sides go in level at 0-0 at the break.
45' + 2' Garcia and Kadzior are the only men forward for the visitors but the latter still manages to force Mingueza into conceding a throw-in deep inside the hosts' own half. Soares then appears content to take his time wandering over to the ball as half-time approaches.
45' + 1' The fourth official announces there will be at least four minutes of added time as Eibar enjoy consecutive corners on the left-hand side. The second of which, Ter Stegen collects with ease before playing out to Dest on the right.
44' Pozo goes up for an aerial duel with Firpo and then lets out a scream as the left wing-back catches him a little late. Despite De Jong, Pedri and Firpo surrounding referee Rojas, the visitors are still awarded the free-kick on the right of the halfway line.
43' WIDE! Firpo has tons of time to get his head up to the left of the area, eventually opting to roll a pass towards Griezmann on the edge of the D. The Frenchman runs onto the pass and strikes it first time with his left foot but drags it just wide of Dmitrovic's goal to the right-hand side.
41' At the crucial moment, Pjanic's pass out to the right of the area is poor and, instead of finding Dest, finds the feet of Soares. Captain Garcia up top then shows all his experience as he buys a cheap foul off Araujo near the halfway line.
40' Soares takes an age to get play back underway with a throw-in. When the left-back finally does throw it in, the hosts intercept and Griezmann looks to lead a counter-attack before Diop makes a wonderful sliding tackle wide on the right-hand side.
38' Diop knocks it around Mingueza before running into the centre-back and throwing himself to the floor. Referee Rojas points for a goal-kick, which frustrates the Eibar players, who rush to get in his face and challenge the decision.
37' Inui gets his toe to a loose ball first inside the area and goes down, the referee gives nothing but VAR is going to have a look at Lenglet's tackle just to make sure it is not a penalty. After a quick check, play resumes as VAR deems the challenge to not be enough to award the second penalty of the game.
35' CHANCE! From all of 35 yards out, Kadzior rifles a left-footed effort towards the top left corner, forcing Ter Stegen into parrying a save away to his right. That was ambitious from the Eibar man and it nearly caught the German goalkeeper out.
34' Garcia is slammed to the ground by the arm of De Jong in the centre of the park and, after a bit of commotion between both sets of players, referee Rojas awards the visitors a free-kick.
33' Dest whips a teasing right-footed cross towards the back post, which Dmitrovic gets a finger to before Pozo turns it away for a corner on the right. Pjanic's corner is then headed wide by Mingueza at the near post.
32' Inui covers a lot of ground to nick possession back on the left before Diop undoes all of his colleague's good work by needlessy giving the ball away just outside of Barcelona's area.
30' Braithwaite will be wondering what he has to do to open the scoring here, given he has now missed a penalty and had a goal disallowed. At the other end, Soares and Kadzior exchange a few passes before Dest intercepts and looks to launch a counter-attack.
29' The hosts have avoided defeat in their last 16 LaLiga games at Camp Nou against Basque sides, winning 15 of them (D1), since a 1-2 defeat vs Alaves in September 2016.
27' DISALLOWED GOAL! The scores remain level as Braithwaite is adjudged by VAR to have just been offside before Firpo's cross into the area.
25' GOALLLL!!! 1-0 BARCELONA! Braithwaite makes up for his missed penalty with an emphatic, low right-footed finish inside the area. Initially, Firpo had raced away down the left-hand side before producing the perfect driven cross into the path of the hosts’ striker near the penalty spot. VAR is going to have a check for offside in the build-up, however.
23' Soares returns to the pitch after two minutes of treatment and immediately slots back in on the left-hand side of defence. The visitors then attempt to press high up the pitch but Koeman's men appear unfazed as they knock the ball about with relative ease from one side of the pitch to the other.
22' SAVE! Play gets back underway with Pjanic's corner towards the near post, which is met by the head of Araujo. The centre-back makes good connection with the header but Dmitrovic saves well to his left to stop the hosts from opening the scoring.
21' Griezmann finds Dest to the right of the area and the right wing-back then spurns a great crossing opportunity, as he fires straight into the stomach of Soares. That looked like a sore one for Eibar's left-back and, in fact, the visitors medical team are going to have to come on to treat him.
19' Koeman cuts a frustrated figure on the touchline so far, which comes as no surprise, given the visitors' relative dominance in the last ten minutes or so. Things do start to look more promising for his team, however, as Pjanic and De Jong have started to get their foot on the ball in the middle of the park in the last minute or so.
18' Dest is far too casual in possession as he attempts to spin past Soares. Fortunately for the hosts, despite dispossessing the right wing-back, Soares' cross into the area then gets headed away by Firpo, with Exposito ready to pounce behind him.
17' There is a bit of a scramble inside the area before Barcelona eventually regroup and clear the ball as far as the halfway line. Mendibilar's men then go down the left through Kadzior and look to have created an opening until Ter Stegen collects a high ball to calm things down.
15' Soares has acres of space to roam on the left and duly obliges before finding Kadzior, whose cross towards the near post gets turned away for another corner by Dest.
14' At home, Barcelona have won their six LaLiga games against Eibar, scoring at least three goals in each of these games and keeping three clean sheets, including their last two. Koeman and his men will be hoping to produce a similar result this game.
13' SInce the penalty, the away side have grown into the game. This time, Inui spins around Mingueza before winning his side's first corner of the game on the left.
12' Eibar's free-kick comes to nothing as Garcia collects the loose ball before drilling a left-footed effort well wide of Ter Stegen's goal to the left.
11' Firpo's first touch lets him down before the left wing-back catches Kadzior with a raised boot, offering the visitors a set-piece in a decent position to the right of the pitch.
10' The visitors will feel like the penalty miss is justice for a dubious VAR decision in the first place. Down the other end, Mendilibar's side have their first shot on target as Ter Stegen saves Inui's tame effort.
M. Braithwaite
Penalty Miss
8' PENALTY MISS! Braithwaite stutters up to the penalty before driving a right-footed effort wide to the left of the goal! Dmitrovic dived the right way too but that does not matter as the hosts' striker puts the penalty wide of the target.
7' PENALTY TO BARCELONA! Referee Rojas consults the monitor on the touchline before deeming that Araujo did in fact beat Bigas to the loose ball in the area and that the centre-back was then caught by Bigas' trailing leg.
6' Koeman's side feel they should have a penalty after Araujo is caught late in the area by a combination of Bigas and Exposito from the corner. Referee Rojas disagrees but VAR is going to have a look at this while there is a break in play.
4' The first corner of the game comes as De Jong and Firpo link-up on the left-hand side, with the latter reaching the byline before his attempted cross gets turned behind.
3' Dest gets the chance to run at Soares and beats him near the right-hand touchline, however, the hosts' right wing-back then cuts the ball back to no one on the edge of the area, which allows the visitors to regain possession.
2' Pjanic sends a long ball for Braithwaite to chase but, after Burgos fails to intercept, Bigas clears up the danger and hooks a clearance to the left-hand side.
1' Referee Javier Alberola Rojas blows his whistle to get this LaLiga fixture underway!
The players are making their way out of the tunnel and shortly kick-off will be upon us.
The visitors have suffered their two biggest of margin defeats in LaLiga against Barcelona, both at Camp Nou, 1-6 in September 2017 and 0-5 in February 2020. Mendilibar’s men will be hopeful they can avoid another crushing loss here.
Jose Luis Mendilibar opts for three changes from Eibar’s defeat at Alaves. Diop joins Alvarez in midfield, while Kadzior, who was expected to miss out through illness, and Soares are the other two brought in by the visitors.
Ronald Koeman is forced into making two changes to his last starting eleven. Lionel Messi, who is nursing an ankle problem, drops out entirely and is replaced by Griezmann. At left wing-back, Jordi Alba misses out through suspension, meaning Firpo starts in the Spaniard’s place.
SUBS: Quique Gonzalez, Recio, Pedro Leon, Unai Dufur, Yoel Rodriguez, Paulo Oliveira, Sergi Enrich, Sergio Cubero, Roberto Olabe, Unai Arietaleanizbeaskoa, Yoshinori Muto.
EIBAR (4-2-3-1): Marko Dmitrovic; Pedro Bigas, Esteban Burgos, Rafa Soares, Alejandro Pozo; Pape Diop, Sergio Alvarez; Edu Exposito, Takashi Inui, Damian Kadzior; Kike Garcia.
SUBS: Sergio Busquets, Riqui Puig, Ousmane Dembele, Carles Alena, Neto, Samuel Umtiti, Phillipe Coutinho, Matheus Fernandes, Inaki Pena, Trincao.
BARCELONA (3-4-2-1): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Clement Lenglet, Ronald Araujo, Oscar Mingueza; Sergino Dest, Miralem Pjanic, Frenkie de Jong, Junior Firpo; Pedri, Antoine Griezmann; Martin Braithwaite.
After an underwhelming start to the campaign, the hosts have picked up in recent weeks, winning three of their last four to elevate them to fifth in the Spanish top-flight. In contrast, Eibar currently occupy 17th and have only collected 15 points from 15 matches thus far.
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