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D. Suárez
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L. Messi
1 - 2
L. Suárez
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Denis Suárez
Sergi Roberto
1 - 1
G. Shibasaki
1 - 0

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29% 70%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 5
Total Passes 272 658
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An exceptional performance throughout from Getafe and they will feel disappointed to be leaving with zero points. Barcelona improved in the second half but Getafe continued to be persistent and causing problems for their opponents without finding the opportunity to find a second goal. In the end of was the substitutes that made the difference for Barcelona and even after their improved display it still took clinical finishing from  Denis Suarez and Paulinho, with their only real chances of the game, to seal the three points today. Impressive display from Getafe, but it is Barcelona who walk away with all three points and continue their 100% start to their La Liga campaign.
90' + 2' The corner is taken short and the cross is cleared by the Barcelona defence. Barcelona push out fast to pressure the ball with Getafe keeping as many forward as they dare. 
90' + 1' A corner for Getafe. The home side are just not giving up on snatching a point from this game. They've played brilliantly today.
90' The fourth official has indicated three minutes of additional time.
89' Messi finds space on the edge of the box and tries a low curling effort towards the bottom left of the goal. It rolls just narrowly wide of the post.
D. Suárez
Yellow Card
88' Damián Suárez receives a yellow card.
M. Arambarri
85' Final change for Getafe. Mauro Arambarri comes off to be replaced by Francisco Portillo Soler.
L. Messi
84' Lionel Messi plays a pass towards Paulinho on the edge of the box, who does well to drive past the Getafe defence and fire the ball into the net.
84' Paulinho gives Barcelona the lead and that will surely maintain their 100% start to the season. Messi rolls the ball into the Brazilian on the edge of the box, who shows great acceleration and strength to power past the Getafe defence and into the right of the box. That one touch is all he needs before he powerfully drives a right-footed effort into the far post and the back of the net.
82' Getafe fashion a chance out of very little on the right-wing. Molina plays it to Jimenez. He rolls it towards Arambarri in the box. His touch is too heavy and takes him a little further wide than he would have liked. He still manages to get the shot off however but ter Stegen dives low at his near post to tip it away.
80' Jimenez drives towards the edge of the Barcelona box. He shoots from range towards the left of the goal but ter Stegen dives to catch it. A good effort but a comfortable save in the end for the Barcelona keeper.
I. Rakitić
77' Ivan Rakitić is off for Barcelona's final change. Paulinho replaces him.
76' A good switch of play from Rakitic to Alba on the left of the box. He tries to take on Damian Suarez but runs out of space, with Suarez ensuring the ball comes off his Barcelona opponent last.
74' Getafe are still looking like they can create something on the counter-attack, they are just seeing much less of the ball than they were in the first half. A break down the left wing results in a cross towards the far post. It flies wide but the danger signs are still there for this Barcelona defence.
L. Suárez
Yellow Card
73' Luis Suarez goes into the referee's book for dissent.
Sergio Mora
A. Ndiaye
71' Second change for Getafe. Amath Ndiaye is replaced by Sergio Mora.
69' Getafe very much on the back foot now. Barcelona moving theball around with purpose on the edge of the box. It drops to Messi who dribbles his way past three defenders before losing his footing. The Argentinian showing what he is capable of. Getafe are starting to struggle to stop this Barcelona side playing.
Jordi Alba
Yellow Card
66' Jordi Alba Ramos receives a yellow card for a foul on the edge of the Barcelona box.
65' A free-kick for Barcelona outside the Getafe box. Ivan Rakitic turns his marker well but is brought down. The free-kick is taken quickly into the run of Pique, but there is a little too much on the pass and it bounces into the arms of Guaita.
Denis Suárez
62' Barcelona back in the game. Deulofeu looks to have lost the ball on the right of the box, but Roberto reacts quickly to run onto the loose ball. He charges towards the byline and pulls the ball back to Denis Suarez in space. He has space and time to take a touch to curl a perfectly placed shot into the top-left corner of the goal.
Sergi Roberto
62' Sergi Roberto does well to run onto the loose ball in the Getafe box and roll a pass into Denis Suarez's feet, who dispatches a well-placed shot into the far corner.
59' The ball is played into Luis Suarez in the Getafe box. He tries to turn Dakonam Djene to get a shot away but the defender is wise to it and clears it away for a corner. The corner is swung towards the back post but it is cleared away, with two Barcelona players waiting to get on the end of it.
56' Pique lays the ball into the right of the box for Roberto, who drifts inside and drills a low effort towards the bottom-right of the Getafe goal. Guaita gets down quickly to save.
Álvaro Jiménez
G. Shibasaki
54' Getafe's first change of the afternoon. Gaku Shibasaki is off with an injury. Álvaro Jiménez is on to replace him.
54' Getafe with a free-kick 30 yards out and very central. Antunes is over it. He gets a lot of power on it but it is always rising and flies straight over the bar. 
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53' Yellow card for Gerard Deulofeu for a hight footed challenge on Mauro Arambarri.
51' Barcelona pile forward on the counter-attack. Deulofeu chips the ball to the back post for Denis Suarez. He opts to pass the ball to Messi, who tries to play Luis Suarez in on goal. A defender beats him to it and the ball is cleared, but Barcelona are looking much more threatening now.
48' Barcelona showing much more intent since that substitution. They are moving the ball around much faster and starting to find a few cracks in this Getafe defence.
Denis Suárez
Andrés Iniesta
46' Barcelona make a half time substitution. Andrés Iniesta is off for Denis Suárez.
46' Getafe get us back underway.
The players are coming back out ahead of the start of the second half. Kick off is moments away.
Getafe go in at half-time with a fully deserved lead. They were well organised defensively and limited Barcelona to long range passes, often through Messi. They posed a regular threat to the Barcelona defence and rounded off their impressive display with a stunning strike from Shibasaki. Barcelona have been poor and ponderous in possession but that takes nothing away from how well Getafe have played so far.
45' + 2' Brilliant save! Messi lines up a free-kick roughly 25-yards from goal. His curling effort is going to the top-left of the goal but Guaita does really well to get his outstretched hands to it and parry it away.
45' + 1' The fourth official has indicated two minutes of additional time.
45' Barcelona struggling defensively against this Getafe attack. NDiaye's far-post cross finds Fajr in the left of the box. He has space to shoot but fires it high over the bar.
43' All the momentum with Getafe as Barcelona look stunned. Getafe are fully believing they can win this game and they have looked well worth their lead on this first half performance.
G. Shibasaki
39' What an absolutely stunning strike! A Getafe free-kick is cleared away. The ball is played back into the box, where Bergara chests it down brilliantly into the path of Shibasaki. He fires a first time, left-footed volley high into the top-right corner of the goal. No chance for ter Stegen and Getafe fully deserve their lead.
39' Markel Bergara does really well to chest the ball into the path of Shibasaki who rifles a sweetly struck volley into the top-right of ter Stegen's goal.
36' Some scrappy football as both sides trying to speed up play. The Getafe counter-attack doesn't find its way beyond Sergio Busquets though. Getafe are quick to close down and pressure the Barcelona attackers as soon as they get into the final third.
Juan Cala
Yellow Card
32' Juan Torres Ruiz booked for a foul from behind on Messi.
31' Barcelona, surprisingly, having to resort to long ranged passes to create openings against this Getafe defence. Messi chips the ball into the box for Suarez but Ruiz does well to beat him to it and head it clear. The resulting corner is worked to the edge of the box before being swung back in. It finds Umtiti clear on the penalty spot, completely unmarked. His header is poor, weak and straight at Vicente Guaita. He should have scored there.
O. Dembélé
29' Ousmane Dembélé is off with injury. Gerard Deulofeu is on to replace him.
28' Getafe causing the Barcelona defence all sorts of problems at the moment. A sustained spell of pressure in the final third eventually results in Shibasaki fouling Samuel Umtiti in the box as he tries to make his way around the defender.
26' Getafe doing well on the wings. Faycal Fajr gets a bit of fortune to beat Alba on the right of the box. His cross isn't the best though and it drops into the grateful hands of ter Stegen.
25' Dembele's day looks like it could be up here. A slight delay as he receives treatment.
23' Getafe come forward on the counter-attack again. This time it is Damian Suarez on the right-wing who swings in a dangerous cross towards the far post. Unfortunately there is no one to match it and it is a comfortable claim for ter Stegen.
22' Getafe have had the best chances so far. Barcelona are struggling to find any space behind this well organised defence at the moment. 
16' Unbelievably close! Dembele is robbed in midfield. NDiaye rolls the ball down the left of the box for Gaku Shibasaki. His pass across the six-yard box takes a deflection and rolls dangerously towards the far post. Molina slides in to try and direct it goalwards but he is just a fraction too late and can only fire it into the side netting.
14' Good work from Ousmane Dembele, coming in off the wing to link up with Messi and Andres Iniesta. He works his way into the box from Iniesta's lay off but the Getafe defenders take no chances and hammer it clear.
12' Barcelona showing they can be a threat even without the momentum in their favour. Lionel Messi picks out a brilliant through ball for the onrushing Jordi Alba. He is clean through on goal but the linesman flags him for offside.
11' The free-kick is taken short and is rolled to the edge of the box. A shot is fired towards the Barcelona goal but it doesn't make it past the Barcelona defensive line and is cleared away safely.
Yellow Card
10' Molina does really well to beat Gerard Pique on the edge of the Barcelona box. Pique goes into the referee's book for his foul and Getafe have a free-kick in a dangerous area here. 
6' Lionel Messi attempts to create something from all the possession. His chipped pass falls into the box for the run of Luis Suarez, but he is muscled away from the ball by Juan Torres Ruiz.
4' All Barcelona possession at the moment with little in the way of chances in the final third. Getafe doing well so far to pounce on any loose passes and try to make the most of the counter-attacks.
2' An early chance for Getafe. Roberto's loose pass falls to Amath NDiaye. He plays the ball to Jorge Molina who finds space on the edge of the box to get a shot away. It lacks the curl to beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the Barcelona goal and it was a comfortable save in the end.
1' And we're off! Barcelona get us under way, kicking left to right.
The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
Only one change to the Barcelona side that dispatched Juventus in their Champion’s League group stage encounter on Tuesday. Nelson Cabral Semedo is replaced by Sergi Roberto at right-back.
There are no changes to the Getafe side that beat Leganés last weekend. José Bordalás will put his faith in the same starting-11 to put in a performance against Barcelona today.    
Barcelona Substitutes: Cabral Semedo, D. Suarez, Cillessen, Mascherano, Paulinho, Deulofeu, Gomes.
Barcelona XI (4-3-3): ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Dembele.
Getafe Substitutes: Martinez, Gonzalez Cabrera, Jimenez, Angel, Portillo, Mora, Molinero.
Getafe XI (4-2-3-1): Guaita; Suarez, Ortega, Cala, Antunes; Arambarri, Bergara; Fajr, Shibasaki, NDiaye; Molina.
There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
Three of the last four meetings between these two sides have ended in a 6-0 victory for the Catalans and their current form would suggest another win for Ernesto Valverde’s side today. With regular title rivals Real Madrid sitting four points adrift after a struggling opening league campaign, it should be all smiles for Barcelona at the moment.
Barcelona  are sitting pretty at the top of La Liga at the moment, having won all three of their opening games, scoring nine goals and conceding zero. To top it all off, star man Lionel Messi seems to be firing on all cylinders as well, as he has contributed five of those goals, as well as scoring a brace in the 3-0 win over Juventus in the Champion’s League on Tuesday. 
José Bordalás’s side will be very hard put to get anything from this game today however. You have to look back as far as 2011 to find the last time Getafe took all three points against the Catalans and with the form Barcelona are in at the moment, it would take something special to repeat that feat.
Getafe have made a modest start on their return to the Spanish top flight, picking up four points from their opening three games this season. Their only win of the season came in a 2-1 away victory over Leganés last weekend.
Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s La Liga game between Getafe and Barcelona at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.