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Key Events

85'
Marc Cardona
Charles
83'
G. Escalante
Yellow Card
83'
Jordi Alba
Yellow Card
80'
Cote
Yellow Card
77'
Sergio Álvarez
Ramis
73'
Carles Pérez
Malcom
66'
Kike
Sergi Enrich
65'
Carles Aleñà
Sergio Busquets
Kick Off
46'
M. Wagué
Nélson Semedo
45'
P. De Blasis
Goal
44'
P. De Blasis
Yellow Card
42'
Nélson Semedo
Yellow Card
33'
Ramis
Yellow Card
32'
I. Rakitić
Assist
32'
L. Messi
Goal
31'
A. Vidal
Assist
31'
L. Messi
Goal
20'
Sergi Enrich
Assist
20'
Marc Cucurella
Goal
Kick Off
3
4
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
10
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 3
Total Passes 393 633

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye!
While Eibar have now finished for the season, Barcelona still have another game to go. They have already been awarded their LaLiga trophy and now turn their attention to the Copa del Rey final against Valencia next week where Valverde has the chance to lead his side to the double for the second season running. 
Eibar hold Barcelona to a 2-2 draw in their final match of the season. Cucurella scored against his parent club to put the home side ahead when he hit his shot low, under Cillessen, and into the goal. Two goals in two minutes from an unmarked Messi put the LaLiga champions ahead though. His first strike came from close range as he fired his shot under the keeper before he then chipped his second effort over Dmitrovic and into the back of the net. Cillessen then made a poor clearance seconds before half-time which fell to De Blasis who wonderfully volleyed the goal over the keeper to equalise. Eibar then kept Barcelona quiet throughout the second half, and neither team could find a winning strike. 
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: EIBAR 2-2 BARCELONA.
90' + 3' Pique is dispossessed on the edge of his box and Jordan is able to square the ball to Orellana. The winger takes the shot first time and tries to curl his effort into the far post, but it's just wide. 
90' + 1' Lenglet is down holding his knee after a collision with Kike and he's receiving treatment now. It looks like an impact injury and he'll be able to carry on for the final minute. 
89' Barcelona have almost all of their own players sat back in their own penalty area at the minute as Eibar slowly push forward from the back. 
87' Once again, Barcelona sloppily give the ball away to Eibar and the home side are more than happy to just keep possession around the halfway line as they start to run down the clock. 
Marc Cardona
Charles
Eibar
85' Mendilibar makes his final change of the game now, bringing on Cardona in place of Charles. 
85' GOOD CHANCE FOR MESSI! He plays a one-two with Vidal to create more space for himself in the middle of the box. He tries to chip his shot towards goal first time when he gets the ball back, but he sends his effort high over the crossbar.
G. Escalante
Yellow Card
Eibar
83' Escalante is booked for dissent. 
Jordi Alba
Yellow Card
Barcelona
83' Alba is booked after reacting badly to the challenge on his by Escalante. 
82' CUCURELLA MISSES A SITTER! Once again Rakitic gives the ball away just outside the box and Eibar are able to run in on goal. Orellana drives his cross low and across goal, but Charles misses it. It rolls out to Cucurella in the six-yard box and he has time to take a touch, but he can't find the back of the net as he fires it over the crossbar. 
Cote
Yellow Card
Eibar
80' Cote is shown a yellow card for a bad foul on Roberto. 
79' Cote is upfield from left-back and has put two good crosses into the box from the left. Charles was waiting in the middle for both, but Rakitic rises highest to clear them both. 
Sergio Álvarez
Ramis
Eibar
77' The second change of the game for Eibar sees Alvarez come on in place of Ramis after he picked up an injury a couple of minutes ago. 
75' Ramis has gone to ground and it looks like he twisted his ankle in a challenge with Vidal. The referee is about to call the medical team across to give him some treatment, but the defender gets back to his feet before he can do so.
Carles Pérez
Malcom
Barcelona
73' Final roll of the dice from Valverde now as he brings on Perez to replace Malcom. 
72' For all their possession in the second half, Barcelona haven't been able to cause Eibar any real problems. Their play is all in front of the home side who are happy to just sit back when they don't have the ball. 
70' Wague almost plays his side into trouble as he plays a loose pass back to Pique which is intercepted by Cucurella. He takes a touch and is about to make a run into the box, but he's pulled back before he can and the referee awards Eibar a free-kick which comes to nothing. 
68' Eibar are keeping possession well in Barcelona's half, but nobody is making a run into the box ahead of the player with the ball meaning that they're having to go backwards. 
Kike
Sergi Enrich
Eibar
66' Mendilibar makes his first change of the game now as Kike comes on in place of Enrich. 
Carles Aleñà
Sergio Busquets
Barcelona
65' Second change from Valverde now as he brings on Alena in place of Busquets. 
64' Barcelona have a free-kick in a good position on the left wing and Rakitic is standing over it. He swings it into towards the far post, but it's just overhit and it goes straight out of play. 
62' Malcom timed his run perfectly to stay onside and he fizzes a ball across the six-yard box into a dangerous position. Once again, Pique is furthest forward, but he can't get on the end of the cross to turn it into the open net. 
61' GREAT CHANCE FOR PIQUE! He's the furthest player forward for Barcelona and he carries the ball forward to a tight angle on the right before getting his shot away. He drives his shot low towards the bottom corner and Dmitrovic makes a good save to deny him. 
60' Messi is having to drop really deep into midfield at the minute to pick the ball up at the minute, but he's still unable to make something happen for his team as Eibar are playing such a high press. 
58' Barcelona are starting to move the ball upfield a lot quicker but the final pass into the box is poor. Vidal spots Wague on the overlap, but he overhits the throughball and sends it straight out of play.
56' Eibar have a free-kick in a good position down the right wing and Jordan swings the cross into the box. Once again though, it's Pique who rises highest to get on the end of it and clear it away.
54' Eibar are piling the pressure on Barcelona now and causing them a lot of problems at the back with their high press. The away side just can't get out of their own half at the minute. 
52' GREAT CHANCE FOR ENRICH! The cross into the box from Orellana took Pique out of the game and Enrich was coming from behind the defender to hit his shot on target first time. He makes good contact with it and Cillessen palms it straight to Escalante, but nobody gets on the end of his cross. 
51' Rakitic sloppily gives the ball away to Orellana and he quickly moves into the box. He squares it to Charles, but Lenglet makes an important interception to take it away from him. 
49' Eibar have all of their players sat back in their own half at the minute as Barcelona keep possession high up the field, but so far there is no way into the box for the away side. 
47' Orellano does really well to get past Alba and make a run down the right wing to get into the box. He tries to go past Lenglet, but the defender dispossesses him and puts the ball out of play. 
46' Barcelona get the game back underway for the second half!
M. Wagué
Nélson Semedo
Barcelona
46' Barcelona are making a change at the start of the second half and it's Wague who's coming on for Semedo after he picked up a knock in the first half. 
Eibar started the game really well and were causing Barcelona a lot of problems in the final third and Mendilibar will be happy with how his side have played in an attacking sense. Defensively though, they need to make sure to close down the space and track Messi as the Barcelona captain has punished them twice for their lapses in concentration. Valverde will be hoping his side can get more of a foothold in the game in the second half as Barcelona haven't kept possession as well as they usually do. They have looked a threat up front though and they easily have more goals in them, especially if Messi continues to get on the ball.
Eibar go into half-time level at 2-2 with Barcelona. The home side took the lead in the 20th minute when Cucurella scored against his parent club. The winger hit his shot on goal and a deflection from Cillessen helped it into the back of the net. Two goals in two minutes from Messi then gave Barcelona the lead after he was twice left unmarked. The first strike came from close range as he fired his shot under the keeper before he then chipped his second effort over Dmitrovic to put Barca ahead in brilliant fashion. Seconds before half-time, Cillessen poorly cleared the ball from the edge of the area and De Blasis reached it first to equalise in wonderful fashion with a volley from outside the box. 
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: EIBAR 2-2 BARCELONA.
P. De Blasis
Goal
Eibar
45' INCREDIBLE GOAL BY DE BLASIS! Cillessen comes out of his area to head the ball clear, but it goes straight to De Blasis who takes the shot on the volley from outside the box and he hits it over the keeper, who is scrambling back to his line, and into the back of the net. 2-2!
P. De Blasis
Yellow Card
Eibar
44' De Blasis also receives a yellow card after he catches Rakitic with a bad foul. 
Nélson Semedo
Yellow Card
Barcelona
42' Semedo is shown a yellow card for a bad foul on Orellana. 
42' Cucurella intercepts a loose pass and runs into the open space down the left wing. He spots Charles' run through the middle and tries to square the ball to him, but it's just too short and Pique is able to clear it. 
40' Malcom is getting into some good positions down the left wing for Barcelona so far, but each time the ball is played to him, he's been struggling to find a good pass into one of his team-mates. 
38' Semedo is down in his box after a clash of heads with Oliveira. The medical team are straight across to give him some treatment, and it looks like he'll be able to carry on as he's quickly back to his feet.
37' Eibar have a free-kick in a good position on the right and Jordan swings his cross into a good area in the box, but Pique rises highest to reach it. 
35' Eibar don't look as comfortable on the ball as they did before and have given away possession. They are now tracking Messi a lot closer than before to stop him from making another run into the box. 
Ramis
Yellow Card
Eibar
33' Ramis is shown a yellow card for dissent after his arguments against the Barcelona goal. 
I. Rakitić
Assist
Barcelona
32' Rakitic gets his head up and spots Messi in a lot of space up front and his throughball takes out the defenders as he picks out his team-mate. 
L. Messi
Goal
Barcelona
32' MESSI SCORES AGAIN! He was in his own half when he started the run and nobody is tracking his run again as he makes the run into the box. When he gets one-on-one with the keeper, he just chips his effort over Dmitrovic and into the goal to score his second in two minutes. VAR are checking for offside, but as he was in his own half when the pass was played, the goal stands. 2-1 Barcelona!
A. Vidal
Assist
Barcelona
31' Rakitic's run draws the players towards him which gives Vidal the time to get his head up and spot Messi's run. 
L. Messi
Goal
Barcelona
31' MESSI EQUALISES FOR BARCA! Barcelona are given a lot of time down the left wing which is where Vidal is waiting to put the ball into the box. Messi isn't tracked as he makes the run into the box and he hits his shot low across goal and under the keeper to find the back of the net. 1-1!
29' Eibar are doing a good job of pressing Barcelona high up the field when they have the ball which is forcing them to have to go backwards which is only adding to the away side's frustration. 
27' Messi has been brought down by Ramis and he's stood over the free-kick in the middle of the field. He goes for goal and gets his effort up and over the wall, but in the end, it flies just wide of the post. 
26' Barcelona are starting to show their frustration after Jordan goes to ground after colliding with Vidal. The Barcelona midfielder needlessly reacts when Jordan gets up, but Charles splits them up before the situation can escalate. 
24' Vidal is being given a lot of space as he drifts out to the left wing and he fizzes the ball across the box. None of his team-mates have made the run into the middle of the box though and Eibar are able to get it clear. 
22' CHARLES COMES CLOSE! Eibar win the ball back quickly and Cucurella is the one setting up the chance this time. He slips the ball through to Charles who is at a tight angle to the left of the goal in the box, but he hits his shot low towards the near post. Cillessen gets across well though to deny him at his near post. 
Sergi Enrich
Assist
Eibar
20' Pique's slip just allowed Enrich some more space on the ball as he touched it onto Cucurella to set up the goal. 
Marc Cucurella
Goal
Eibar
20' CUCURELLA PUTS EIBAR AHEAD! Pique slipped in the middle of the box as the cross was put in which allowed Enrich to lay the ball onto Cucurella. He takes a touch before driving his shot low on target and the keeper does make contact with the shot but he can't keep the ball out of the net. VAR did have a quick check to see if there was an offside, but the goal is given! 1-0 Eibar!
19' Barcelona are struggling to get close to Eibar when they have the ball and are having to just sit back and close down the space.
17' Charles picks up the ball in midfield and decides to have a go from long range. His shot is dipping and it bounces just in front of Cillessen, but the keeper is in a good position to make the save. 
15' GOOD CHANCE FOR ENRICH! Cucurella overlaps Charles on the right wing to receive the ball and waits until he gets to the byline to cut his cross back. Enrich is at the near post to get his head on it, but his effort is straight at Cillessen. 
13' Barcelona are keeping the ball well in the middle of the field as they just slow down the pace of the game a little bit after Eibar's spell of possession.
11' Eibar are causing Barcelona a lot of problems when they go forward and the defenders are struggling to get the ball clear due to their pressure. 
9' Cote is high upfield down the right wing and he puts a good cross into the crowd of players waiting in the box. Enrich can only nod the ball into the ground and Busquets gets a touch to take it wide. 
8' Messi plays a wonderful chipped pass over the top of the Eibar defence and Dmitrovic comes out of his box to clear the ball. It's a poor clearance though as he gives it straight to Busquets. The midfielder takes a shot first time from a very long way out, but it's well wide of the far post. 
6' Barcelona work the ball upfield well once again and Alba is upfield from right-back. He plays a pass into Malcom who takes a shot from a tight angle, but it's saved by Dmitrovic at his near post. It wouldn't have counted anyway though as Malcom was caught offside once again. 
5' De Blasis finds himself in some space down the right wing and he puts a good cross into the middle where Charles is waiting. The striker takes the shot first time, but it's straight at Cillessen and it's an easy save for the keeper. 
4' GREAT CHANCE FOR BARCELONA! A poor back pass by Ramis is intercepted by Roberto and he runs into the box unchallenged. He touches the ball onto Messi but the defenders have recovered well and are in the right place to block the shot. 
2' Rakitic spots Malcom's run into the final third and plays a throughball to him. Malcom gets on the end of it and is in a lot of space, but the linesman has his flag raised for offside. 
1' Enrich gets the game underway for Eibar!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away. 
Barcelona are one of the two sides that Eibar have failed to score against at Ipurua in LaLiga (in four games). 
Ernesto Valverde also makes two changes to his team after they beat Getafe last time out as he brings in Semedo and Lenglet. Umtiti starts on the bench, while Philippe Coutinho is left out of the squad. Barcelona are also still without Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Luis Suarez due to injury. 
Jose Luis Mendilibar has made just two changes to the side that lost to Villarreal last weekend. Escalante and Charles both come into the starting line-up and they replace Alvarez and Leon who both drop down to the bench. 
BARCELONA SUBS: Carles Perez, Moussa Wague, Inaki Pena, Carles Alena, Samuel Umtiti, Riqui Puig, Abel Ruiz.
BARCELONA STARTING XI (4-3-3): Jasper Cillessen; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Arturo Vidal, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic; Sergi Roberto, Lionel Messi, Malcom.
EIBAR SUBS: Jordi Calavera, Sergio Alvarez, Asier Riesgo, Pedro Leon, Pape Diop, Marc Cardona, Kike Garcia. 
EIBAR STARTING XI (4-4-2): Marko Dmitrovic; Pablo De Blasis, Paulo Oliveira, Ivan Ramis, Cote; Fabian Orellana, Gonzalo Escalante, Joan Jordan, Marc Cucurella; Sergi Enrich, Charles. 
Nothing but pride to play for in this match as Barcelona wrapped up the LaLiga title a few games ago and Eibar's 12th place finish was secured earlier today by Real Betis' win over Real Madrid. The home side will be playing for pride today as they try to avoid a third defeat in five matches at home (W2). Barcelona, meanwhile, will be hoping for a win today to take some momentum into the Copa del Rey final against Valencia next weekend as well as avoiding losing consecutive away games for the first time since October 2015.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the LaLiga meeting between Eibar and Barcelona at the Ipurua!
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