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Mallorca v Barcelona Live Commentary, 13/06/2020

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A. Vidal (2)
M. Braithwaite (37)
Jordi Alba (79)
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That's all from this big Barca win. Thanks for joining us and, until next time, goodbye!
The Blaugrana move five points clear at the top until Madrid play tomorrow. Zinedine Zidane's side cannot afford to slip up. It will be hard enough to catch Barca now Messi and Suarez are working in tandem once more.
Barcelona make a brilliant start to the run-in as they run out 4-0 winners at Real Mallorca. In truth, the scoreline flatters Barca. They will not care one bit. Vidal nodded the opener, before Messi teed up goals for Braithwaite and Alba - in unorthodox and then sublime fashion - and predictably grabbed the fourth himself.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: Real Mallorca 0-4 Barcelona
90' + 4' SAVE! Messi attempts to return the favour! Mallorca continue to attack deep into stoppage time and are then vulnerable on the counter. Messi plays a first-time pass beyond the last defender to Suarez on the left, but Reina smothers the shot well and the attack peters out.
L. Suárez
90' + 3' The attack only comes about because Suarez sells a defender with a gorgeous dummy, meaning he can run at the Mallorca defence and then find his team-mate.
L. Messi
90' + 3' GOOAAALLLL!!! MESSI! It's 4-0 and Barca's main man has his goal! This is what the leaders have been missing: the link-up between Suarez and Messi. The former feeds the latter, who jinks right and shoots high past Reina. This is harsh on Mallorca.
90' + 1' There will be a minimum of five minutes of added time as Mallorca chase a consolation goal.
90' CHANCE! Still Mallorca cannot score! Salibur lifts in an inviting cross from the right, and Prats gets in front of Pique to meet the ball. But his header flashes narrowly wide. That might be their final chance.
87' CLOSE! Mallorca probably deserve a goal, but they come up short once again here. Lago Junior cuts inside from the left smartly but does not get enough bend on his right-footed shot, which just clears the far post.
Dani Rodríguez
Yellow Card
86' YELLOW: Rodriguez collects a yellow card for a rather pointless lunge. He attempts to clip Rakitic's heels, fails to slow the midfielder and still gets a card which sees him suspended for Mallorca's next match.
Abdón Prats
A. Budimir
84' SUB: Budimir passed up a big chance early in the second half and now takes his leave. Prats is on.
Y. Salibur
Salva Sevilla
84' SUB: There are two more Mallorca changes, too. Salibur replaces Sevilla.
Junior Firpo
F. de Jong
84' SUB: De Jong's display comes to an end as Barca introduce Junior Firpo.
82' After assisting two, Messi fancies a goal for himself. He advances with the ball with three men up in attack but attempts to go alone with a mazy solo effort. He is crowded out on this occasion.
L. Messi
79' It is a second assist of the match for Messi. His delicate pass found Alba, who worked hard to get back in line with the last man. A brief pause for a VAR check finds no reason to disallow Barca's third.
Jordi Alba
79' GOOAAALLLL!!! ALBA! That should be that! 3-0 Barca! As in the first half, the visitors come flying out of the traps after the water break. Alba stays just onside to run clear and send Reina the wrong way with a cool finish.
78' The game is back under way with a goal-kick after Pozo's strike drifted wide.
77' There is another water break for the players. Barca got their second shortly after the previous one. They have struggled in recent minutes.
76' It is still Mallorca doing the attacking, but they just cannot find a way past Ter Stegen. Pozo whips a shot wide after the goalkeeper parries a corner, Mallorca's ninth.
Jordi Alba
Yellow Card
73' YELLOW: Alba goes into the book as he checks Pozo's run on the overlap as Mallorca attempt to get forward.
Sergio Busquets
71' SUB: Busquets also makes way, allowing for Arthur to come on in the centre of midfield.
Nélson Semedo
Sergi Roberto
71' SUB: Barca make two more changes. Semedo is on for Roberto at right-back. The substitute missed training earlier this week.
70' Pique's hacked clearance concedes a corner, from which Ter Stegen is matched in the air by Babu. The ball loops towards the far post, but Rakitic is there to nudge it behind for another set-piece. Barca deal with this delivery rather better.
67' Back come Mallorca. Babu drives the home side forward on the left, and his cross is diverted invitingly towards the edge of the box. But Braithwaite works hard to get back and interfere with the onrushing Pozo. A subsequent cross from the right is gathered by Ter Stegen, with the chance gone.
66' CLOSE! Messi looked to be carrying a knock moments ago but is quickly back in the driving seat. He plays Suarez in, although Reina narrows an already tight angle. The ball squirms up for Rakitic to keep the move alive, and he tees up Messi for a shot which flies over the top.
65' Now a moment of concern: Messi is hobbling. It looks as though Raillo stood on the forward's foot. He is carrying on, though.
63' Messi is really dictating play now. With Suarez providing a focal point, Barca's number 10 is coming deep to pick up the ball and drive the team forward.
60' POST! Now Araujo comes ever so close to getting in on the act! Following the corner after Reina's stop from Braithwaite, the ball arrives back at Messi, who volleys across the face of goal. Two Barca players fail to make contact, allowing Araujo to instead get a touch at the far post. The angle is tight, though, and he can only thump against the upright.
59' SAVE! Braithwaite almost grabs his second! Messi darts in from the right and, with Suarez causing a distraction, slips Braithwaite in. Reina dashes out, though, and just gets a leg to the ball to divert a low finish wide.
I. Baba
Marc Pedraza
57' SUB: Mallorca make a change, too, bringing Babu on for Pedraza.
L. Suárez
A. Griezmann
57' SUB: A big boost for Barca as Suarez returns to action for the first time since knee surgery in January. He replaces Griezmann, who has endured another slightly underwhelming outing.
55' Barca are readying Suarez as Mallorca come forward once more through Kubo. Mallorca will be happy with their start to the second half.
52' A pass in behind allows Griezmann to carry the ball forward, but when he switches to Rakitic, Barca prefer to keep the ball rather than push on and attack. They can enjoy a little respite from a tricky start to the half.
50' Barca have scarcely touched the ball so far in the second half. A deflection earns Mallorca a corner, which is cleared, but Rodriguez does well to keep the attack alive. Barca are holding firm, though.
48' CHANCE! Budimir almost gets Mallorca back into it... and perhaps he should do better! Kubo and Rodriguez once again link up to good effect before the latter squares to Budimir on the edge of the area. He drills wide, with Ter Stegen scrambling.
47' Mallorca are going to be aggressive in chasing a result, it would seem. Trailing by two goals, they have started the second half with their full-backs pushed right forward.
46' KICK-OFF: The hosts get us back under way!
I. Rakitić
A. Vidal
46' SUB: Barca also make a change, with goalscorer Vidal - who was booked in the first half - making way for Rakitic.
L. Junior
J. Hernández
46' SUB: The second Mallorca switch sees Hernadez replaced with Lago Junior.
Fran Gámez
Joan Sastre
46' SUB: Mallorca make a pair of changes at the break. Sastre is off for Gamez.
Braithwaite's goal made him the third Danish player to score for Barca in LaLiga, following in the footsteps of Michael Laudrup (39 goals) and Allan Simonsen (31).
Mallorca must have feared the worst when they fell behind with just over a minute played. But they have held their own since that Vidal opener. However, Barca have been clinical, with Braithwaite's second perhaps putting the game behind the struggling hosts even with the second half still to come.
45' + 5' HALF-TIME: Real Mallorca 0-2 Barcelona
45' + 4' Messi cannot quite stretch to meet De Jong's pass! The Barca talisman is having a greater impact on this half the longer it wears on, dancing inside and laying the ball off to De Jong. A delicate chip over the defence then just spins away from Messi.
45' + 2' Messi attempts to weave through the Mallorca defence in trademark fashion but is halted. The home defender succeeds only in gifting the ball back to Vidal, though, before the Chilean's failed attempt at a cute flick allows the back line to regroup.
45' + 1' There will be a minimum of four minutes of added time.
45' CLOSE! Mallorca's morale does not look to have been hit by the second goal. Pozo delivers from the right, and Budimir is up to meet the cross, but his header flies just past the post.
A. Vidal
Yellow Card
42' YELLOW: Vidal is the first man into the book for a poor late lunge on Rodriguez. The Mallorca man stays down as his team-mates attack, before the play is called back for the card.
39' That goal is harsh on Mallorca, who have had as many shots as their opponents so far. But Barca were just starting to turn the screw again in the moments before the second goal.
L. Messi
37' Messi claims the assist, although it was chaos in the area. Griezmann could not get anything on De Jong's header, then Messi threw himself at the ball and got the slightest touch with his head that teed up Braithwaite. The VAR checked for handball against Messi, but the ball hit his head, not his arm.
M. Braithwaite
37' GOOAAALLLL!!! BRAITHWAITE! It's 2-0 to Barca! After a strong spell from Mallorca, Barca regain control and keep the pressure on. The hosts' failure to clear the ball in the box leads to a scrap in which De Jong towers over a defender to nod the ball on, and it falls Braithwaite's way after a touch from Messi. The Dane thumps high into the net.
34' The players are back out on the pitch as play restarts with a Mallorca throw-in.
32' The players take a water break just as Mallorca are gaining a foothold in the contest.
31' SAVE! Barca survive as Kubo takes on Ter Stegen again! This is far less convincing goalkeeping than from the winger's earlier shot, but a fierce free-kick is ushered away from danger even if the German cannot hold on.
30' This is a good spell from Mallorca. Kubo and Rodriguez remain their creators in chief, with the pair combining on the edge of the box for the latter to win a free-kick 25 yards from goal. Kubo appears to fancy a shot at goal.
28' It is Mallorca's turn to have Barca camped in their own half. But Rodriguez's shot from a promising position is blocked, and Kubo then aims a tame follow-up straight at Ter Stegen.
26' Mallorca need to make the most of their chances. Barca are dominating the ball and any loose pass that is not pounced upon and forged into an opening feels like a missed opportunity.
24' Vidal has now scored seven goals from just nine shots on target in LaLiga this season.
22' SAVE! Brilliant from Ter Stegen! And brilliant from the hosts! Wonderful close control by Rodriguez on the right flank creates space for Kubo to cut inside and blast goalwards, but Ter Stegen beats the ball away at full stretch. Good stop.
20' The goal may have come from the Barca left, but Roberto is getting plenty of joy on the right. His latest effort is dummied by Griezmann, although there is no Barca team-mate waiting behind him.
18' Barca are just enjoying a patient spell of possession now. It seems as though they could move through the gears and pick Mallorca apart at any moment, though.
16' Mallorca play through the Barca press smartly and Kubo can advance down the right. His cross is blocked behind for a corner, however, and a woeful delivery finds only the arms of Ter Stegen at the near post.
14' Another scramble in the Mallorca box! Messi picks up the ball in the right-back position and slips a pass through to Roberto. His cross is again blocked, yet the hosts again do not deal well with the loose ball. Griezmann almost gathers and then De Jong centres, but Raillo heads clear.
12' Magic from Messi! He teases a pass through to Griezmann, yet both the forward and De Jong initially leave the ball for one another. Griezmann does then knock the ball back into Messi's path, but the subsequent shot is deflected away.
11' CLOSE! Barca look a little uncomfortable at the back but are cutting through Mallorca with ease at the other end. Roberto advances down the right and cuts the ball back towards Messi. A defender intervenes, yet his touch only just evades both the bottom-left corner and the lurking Griezmann. Mallorca deal with the corner.
10' Much better from Mallorca. They work the ball smartly down the right and keep the pressure on. Pozo hacks at a volleyed cross, though, and the ball bounces harmlessly through to Ter Stegen.
8' Mallorca need to find some sort of a response. Kubo is halted as he comes forward for the first time. He was the man robbed by De Jong before the opener.
6' WIDE! Barca are all over Mallorca! They show no signs of slowing despite their early goal, and Braithwaite goes close to a second. A cross from the right passes all the way through to the forward, who screws wide. He wants a corner, but the referee disagrees.
4' A blistering start from Barca! And Reina soon has to dash from his line to sweep up as they threaten again.
A. Vidal
2' GOOAAALLLL!!! VIDAL! What a start! The midfielder powers a header low past Reina to break the deadlock in just 65 seconds. 1-0 Barca!
Jordi Alba
2' Mallorca had just won possession for the very first time in the match! De Jong stole the ball back, played it wide to Alba, and his pinpoint cross found Vidal. So simple.
1' Quique Setien's side predictably settle into an extended spell of possession as the match gets under way. Araujo enjoys a few early touches.
1' KICK-OFF: Barca get us up and running!
Leaders Barca can stretch their advantage at the summit, but their away form has been slightly unconvincing this season. They have lost five away games in LaLiga, their worst total in a single campaign since 2007-08 (six).
Barca captain Messi scored a hat-trick in the reverse fixture and, despite a minor injury in recent weeks, he is fit to start. Usual strike partner Suarez is also in the matchday squad after a serious knee issue, although he has to settle for a place on the bench. Centre-back Araujo gets a full LaLiga debut.
Subs: Neto, Nelson Semedo, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur, Luis Suarez, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Inaki Pena, Riqui Puig, Alex Collado, Ansu Fati, Monchu.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Jordi Alba; Arturo Vidal, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Martin Braithwaite.
Subs: Miquel Parera, Josep Sene, Xisco Campos, Abdon Prats, Lago Junior, Iddrisu Baba, Fran Gamez, Yannis Salibur, Aleksandar Trajkovski, Pablo Chavarria, Aleksander Sedlar, Aleix Febas.
Real Mallorca (4-4-2): Manolo Reina; Alejandro Pozo, Martin Valjent, Antonio Raillo, Joan Sastre; Dani Rodriguez, Marc Pedraza, Salva Sevilla, Takefusa Kubo; Juan Hernandez, Ante Budimir.
Let's get the team news ahead of this one...
Opponents Mallorca are desperate for points for a very different reason. They are in the relegation zone as the season kicks off again and will have their work cut out today, having lost 5-2 at Camp Nou in December.
LaLiga is back! Barca's return amid the coronavirus pandemic comes at Mallorca. The campaign resumes with the Blaugrana two points clear of bitter rivals Real Madrid at the top of the table.
Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of today's LaLiga clash between Real Mallorca and Barcelona!