Spanish La Liga
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Barcelona 4-0 Granada

Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas

Andres Iniesta scored his first goal of the season as Barcelona eased to victory over Granada in La Liga.

In the absence of regular penalty taker Lionel Messi, Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas both scored from the spot to give the champions a 2-0 half-time lead.

Granada defender Manuel Iturra was sent off for a second bookable offence before Alexis Sanchez chipped home.

Pedro Rodriguez added a fourth goal for the league leaders, who are six points clear of Real Madrid at the top.

Iniesta opened the scoring after Granada defender Dimitri Foulquier brought down Fabregas, before Piti hit the bar from distance for the visitors.

Fabregas scored his sixth of the campaign after Iniesta was clipped in the area by Fran Rico shortly before the break.

Sanchez was picked out by Neymar's pass to lob home a third and, after 17-year-old Ivorian forward Adama Troure replaced Neymar to make his first-team debut for Barca, Fabregas set up a simple fourth for Pedro.

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 13Pinto Colorado
  • 2Montoya
  • 21Adriano
  • 16BusquetsBooked at 43minsSubstituted forSongat 74'minutes
  • 15Bartra
  • 3Piqué
  • 4Fábregas
  • 8Iniesta
  • 11NeymarBooked at 28minsSubstituted forTraoréat 83'minutes
  • 9SánchezSubstituted forSergiat 74'minutes
  • 7Pedro

Substitutes

  • 5Puyol
  • 14Mascherano
  • 17Song
  • 24Sergi
  • 25Olazábal Paredes
  • 28Traoré
  • 29Dongou

Granada CF

  • 13Fernández Alvalleros
  • 2Nyom
  • 22Foulquier
  • 18IturraBooked at 66mins
  • 15Malickou DiakhatéBooked at 19mins
  • 24Murillo
  • 14García del Pozo
  • 4Rico Castro
  • 9El-ArabiBooked at 26minsSubstituted forSánchez-Rico Sotoat 72'minutes
  • 20Medina LunaSubstituted forIghaloat 77'minutes
  • 10BrahimiSubstituted forBuonanotteat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Karnezis
  • 7Ighalo
  • 8Yebda
  • 12Buonanotte
  • 16Angulo
  • 19Coeff
  • 21Sánchez-Rico Soto
Referee:
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Attendance:
71,519

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamGranada CF
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home19
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Barcelona 4, Granada CF 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barcelona 4, Granada CF 0.
Dangerous play by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).
Riki (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Barcelona 4, Granada CF 0. Pedro (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas.
Foul by Sergi Roberto (Barcelona).
Odion Ighalo (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Adama Traoré (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.
Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Adriano.
Foul by Alexandre Song (Barcelona).
Jeison Murillo (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Adama Traoré replaces Neymar.
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Recio (Granada CF).
Attempt missed. Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Dimitri Foulquier.

Substitution

Substitution, Granada CF. Diego Buonanotte replaces Yacine Brahimi.

Substitution

Substitution, Granada CF. Odion Ighalo replaces Piti.
Attempt missed. Jeison Murillo (Granada CF) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fran Rico with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Pinto.
Attempt saved. Piti (Granada CF) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fran Rico.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Sergi Roberto replaces Alexis Sánchez.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Alexandre Song replaces Sergio Busquets.
Offside, Granada CF. Yacine Brahimi tries a through ball, but Riki is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Granada CF. Riki replaces Youssef El-Arabi.

Goal!

Goal! Barcelona 3, Granada CF 0. Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neymar following a fast break.
Attempt saved. Nyom (Granada CF) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Piti.
Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).
Piti (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona).
Yacine Brahimi (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Offside, Granada CF. Fran Rico tries a through ball, but Youssef El-Arabi is caught offside.
Foul by Martín Montoya (Barcelona).
Yacine Brahimi (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Manuel Iturra (Granada CF) for a bad foul.
Pedro (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Manuel Iturra (Granada CF).
Marc Bartra (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dimitri Foulquier (Granada CF).
Attempt blocked. Piti (Granada CF) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Martín Montoya.
Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).
Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).
Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt blocked. Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nyom.
Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).
Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Offside, Barcelona. Andrés Iniesta tries a through ball, but Neymar is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Neymar (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc Bartra.
Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Fran Rico.
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Recio (Granada CF).
Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Recio (Granada CF).
Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Martín Montoya.
Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).
Nyom (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Pedro (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF).
goal

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