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Getafe 0-0 Barcelona

Lionel Messi vies with Getafe midfielder Pablo Sarabia

Lionel Messi hit the woodwork as Barcelona wasted a host of chances in a goalless draw at mid-table Getafe.

The result means they will not go into the short winter break as league leaders, as they trail Real Madrid by four points and have one game left.

Messi failed to add to his record 256 La Liga goals but went closest, hitting the crossbar with a free-kick early in the second half.

The visitors, in characteristic fashion, dominated but were wasteful in front of goal with only two of their 23 efforts on target, despite Messi and Luis Suarez playing the 90 minutes.

Midfielder Xavi said: "There is a long way to go still but it's a step backwards.

"It was the kind of game we usually cope with but if we don't break the deadlock things get tricky. We have a lot of good goalscorers up front but today the ball didn't want to go in."

Line-ups

Getafe

  • 25Guaita
  • 20Valera
  • 5Gomes Pereira
  • 4Velázquez Maldonado
  • 2Ruano Delgado
  • 8Lacen
  • 11Karim YodaSubstituted forSánchez Gilat 76'minutes
  • 21Herrero Javaloyas
  • 10SarabiaBooked at 65mins
  • 7LafitaSubstituted forCastroat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Cruz CamposSubstituted forAlvaroat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Alvaro
  • 13Codina
  • 14Sánchez Gil
  • 15Babacar Diawara
  • 17Castro
  • 22Rodríguez Villamuela
  • 27Martín Vigaray

Barcelona

  • 13Bravo
  • 22Dani AlvesSubstituted forAdrianoat 80'minutes
  • 3Piqué
  • 24Mathieu
  • 18Alba
  • 4RakiticSubstituted forIniestaat 66'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 6Xavi
  • 9L Suárez
  • 10Messi
  • 7PedroSubstituted forEl Haddadiat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 8Iniesta
  • 12Rafinha
  • 14Mascherano
  • 15Bartra
  • 21Adriano
  • 31El Haddadi
Referee:
Iñaki Vicandi Garrido
Attendance:
9,500

Match Stats

Home TeamGetafeAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home24%
Away76%
Shots
Home4
Away23
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home24
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Getafe 0, Barcelona 0.

Booking

Diego Castro (Getafe) is shown the yellow card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Getafe 0, Barcelona 0.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Diego Castro (Getafe).

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Diego Castro (Getafe).

Attempt missed. Álvaro Vázquez (Getafe) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Míchel with a headed pass.

Xavi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pedro León (Getafe).

Offside, Getafe. Mehdi Lacen tries a through ball, but Álvaro Vázquez is caught offside.

Munir El Haddadi (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Juan Valera (Getafe).

Foul by Munir El Haddadi (Barcelona).

Álvaro Vázquez (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Offside, Barcelona. Lionel Messi tries a through ball, but Luis Suárez is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.

Attempt blocked. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Naldo.

Attempt blocked. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Xavi.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Adriano replaces Dani Alves because of an injury.

Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

Mehdi Lacen (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Munir El Haddadi replaces Pedro.

Offside, Barcelona. Jordi Alba tries a through ball, but Luis Suárez is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Jordi Alba (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

Substitution

Substitution, Getafe. Pedro León replaces Yoda.

Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

Diego Castro (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mehdi Lacen (Getafe).

Pedro (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Juan Valera (Getafe).

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Alexis.

Substitution

Substitution, Getafe. Diego Castro replaces Ángel Lafita.

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jordi Alba with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Andrés Iniesta replaces Ivan Rakitic.

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