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Getafe 1-2 Barcelona

Paulinho
Paulinho scored his first goal since signing for Barcelona from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for £36.4m in the summer

Former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho scored a late winner as Barcelona maintained their 100% record in La Liga by coming from behind to beat Getafe.

Paulinho came on as a second-half substitute and powered his way into the box before netting from a tight angle.

Getafe had taken the lead in the first half through Gaku Shibasaki's stunning volley high into the roof of the net.

Ousmane Dembele hobbled off injured on his first league start, as Denis Suarez clipped in Barca's leveller.

The result keeps Ernesto Valverde's side top of the table, having won all four of their games so far this season.

Defending champions Real Madrid travel to Real Sociedad on Sunday (kick-off 19:45 BST). Like Barca, the home side also hold a 100% league record this term, having won all three of their matches.

Full debut to forget for Dembele

Signed in the summer transfer window for a club-record £96.8m to replace Neymar, who joined Paris St-Germain, Dembele was making his first league start for Barcelona.

The Frenchman had appeared as a substitute in the 5-0 thrashing of Espanyol in the last game and provided a late assist for Luis Suarez.

But this was a game to forget for Dembele, as he barely had a sniff of the ball in the 29 minutes he was on the pitch, before hobbling off as he looked like he pulled a hamstring when chasing a ball into the left corner.

The former Borussia Dortmund player was replaced by former Everton man Gerard Deulofeu, but it was the two fellow subs Denis Suarez and Paulinho who made the impact by scoring.

Paulinho's strike was a less than typical Barca goal, as he collected Lionel Messi's pass before driving into the area, showing strength to hold off Getafe defender Djene and striking a finish across Vicente Guaita into the net.

Messi had a free-kick brilliantly saved by Guaita and Getafe could have gained at least a point when Mauro Arambarri's deflected shot struck the foot of the post.

Line-ups

Getafe

  • 13Guaita
  • 22SuárezBooked at 88mins
  • 2Dakonam
  • 16Torres RuizBooked at 32mins
  • 3Pacheco Antunes
  • 5Bergara
  • 18ArambarriSubstituted forPortilloat 85'minutes
  • 21Fajr
  • 10ShibasakiSubstituted forJiménezat 54'minutes
  • 23NdiayeSubstituted forMoraat 71'minutes
  • 19Molina

Substitutes

  • 1Martínez
  • 4González
  • 7Jiménez
  • 9Rodríguez
  • 12Portillo
  • 14Mora
  • 15Molinero

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 20Sergi
  • 3PiquéBooked at 10mins
  • 23Umtiti
  • 18AlbaBooked at 66mins
  • 4RakiticSubstituted forPaulinhoat 77'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 8IniestaSubstituted forD Suárezat 45'minutes
  • 11DembéléSubstituted forDeulofeuat 29'minutesBooked at 53mins
  • 9L SuárezBooked at 73mins
  • 10Messi

Substitutes

  • 2Cabral Semedo
  • 6D Suárez
  • 13Cillessen
  • 14Mascherano
  • 15Paulinho
  • 16Deulofeu
  • 21André Gomes
Referee:
David José Fernández Borbalán
Attendance:
15,164

Match Stats

Home TeamGetafeAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Getafe 1, Barcelona 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Getafe 1, Barcelona 2.

Foul by Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona).

Vitorino Antunes (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

Attempt missed. Juan Cala (Getafe) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Damián Suárez with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Jordi Alba.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Djené Dakonam.

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

Booking

Damián Suárez (Getafe) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Markel Bergara (Getafe).

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

Foul by Francisco Portillo (Getafe).

Substitution

Substitution, Getafe. Francisco Portillo replaces Mauro Arambarri.

Goal!

Goal! Getafe 1, Barcelona 2. Paulinho (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Offside, Getafe. Damián Suárez tries a through ball, but Jorge Molina is caught offside.

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Sergi Roberto.

Attempt missed. Mauro Arambarri (Getafe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Álvaro Jiménez with a through ball.

Offside, Barcelona. Gerard Piqué tries a through ball, but Luis Suárez is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Álvaro Jiménez (Getafe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sergio Mora with a headed pass.

Foul by Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona).

Juan Cala (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Paulinho replaces Ivan Rakitic.

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

Jorge Molina (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Barcelona. Lionel Messi tries a through ball, but Gerard Piqué is caught offside.

Booking

Luis Suárez (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sergio Mora (Getafe).

Substitution

Substitution, Getafe. Sergio Mora replaces Amath Ndiaye.

Offside, Barcelona. Lionel Messi tries a through ball, but Gerard Deulofeu is caught offside.

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

Foul by Damián Suárez (Getafe).

Offside, Getafe. Mauro Arambarri tries a through ball, but Jorge Molina is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Álvaro Jiménez (Getafe) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mauro Arambarri following a set piece situation.

Booking

Jordi Alba (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

Álvaro Jiménez (Getafe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 16th September 2017

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona44001111012
2Real Sociedad330010469
3Atl Madrid42208358
4Sevilla32105147
5Ath Bilbao32103037
6Levante41305416
7Valencia41304316
8Leganés42023306
9Real Betis420257-26
10Eibar420224-26
11Real Madrid31206335
12Getafe411234-14
13Girona311134-14
14Celta Vigo310245-13
15Villarreal310235-23
16Las Palmas310247-33
17Deportivo La Coruña4013511-61
18Espanyol301217-61
19Alavés300304-40
20Malaga400416-50
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