Spanish La Liga

Barcelona 2-2 Getafe

Getafe players celebrate

Barcelona's title hopes suffered a major setback as a late Getafe goal earned them a draw at the Nou Camp.

Champions Barca, who paid tribute to ex-manager Tito Vilanova before kick-off, are three points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who face Levante on Sunday, having played a game more.

Lionel Messi put the hosts ahead before Angel Lafita equalised for Getafe.

Alexis Sanchez put Barcelona back in front but Lafita scored his second in stoppage time to stun the home crowd.

Barca's first home match since Vilanova's death on April 25 was preceded by a minute's silence, while the players' shirts carried a tributeexternal-link to their former coach.

Once the game got under way, Messi scored his 28th league goal of the season on 23 minutes, hammering a left-footed shot into the roof of the net following Dani Alves's cross.

But relegation-threatened Getafe levelled on 37 minutes when Lafita fired past Jose Manuel Pinto after Pablo Sarabia scooped a free-kick into the area.

La Liga title run-in
Atletico MadridReal MadridBarcelona
3-4 MayLevante (A)Valencia (H)
7 MayValladolid (A)
10-11 MayMalaga (H)Celta Vigo (A)Elche (A)
18 MayBarcelona (A)Espanyol (H)Atl. Madrid (H)

The hosts went back in front on 67 minutes as Cesc Fabregas's blocked shot fell to Sanchez, who drilled into the bottom corner.

Messi had a golden chance to seal the victory but his lofted shot drifted over the crossbar, before Sarabia volleyed straight at Pinto at the other end.

Getafe found their equaliser, though, as Lafita thumped a header past Pinto with seconds of injury time remaining to all but extinguish Barca's title hopes.

Nou Camp tributes to Tito Vilanova
Players and fans paid tribute to former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova, who died on April 25
Barcelona's shirts
Barcelona's shirts carried their own tribute to Vilanova.



Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Pinto Colorado
  • 22Alves da SilvaBooked at 38mins
  • 21CorreiaBooked at 90mins
  • 16Busquets
  • 15Bartra
  • 14MascheranoBooked at 36minsSubstituted forFábregasat 66'minutes
  • 6HernándezSubstituted forSongat 87'minutes
  • 8Iniesta
  • 10Messi
  • 9Sánchez
  • 7PedroSubstituted forTelloat 90+1'minutes


  • 2Montoya
  • 4Fábregas
  • 17Song
  • 19Afellay
  • 20Tello
  • 24Roberto Carnicer
  • 25Olazábal Paredes


Formation 4-3-3

  • 25Jacobi
  • 20Valera
  • 18Escudero
  • 22Rodríguez Villamuela
  • 15López Gómez
  • 2Ruano Delgado
  • 8Sarabia
  • 5LacenSubstituted forMaderaat 86'minutes
  • 19Cruz CamposSubstituted forMosqueraat 67'minutes
  • 7LafitaBooked at 42mins
  • 11ColungaSubstituted forGavilánat 45+2'minutesBooked at 65mins


  • 3Lago
  • 10Gavilán
  • 12Arroyo
  • 13Codina
  • 21Madera
  • 23Fernández Fernández
  • 24Mosquera
José Antonio Teixeira Vitienes

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamGetafe
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barcelona 2, Getafe 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barcelona 2, Getafe 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Barcelona 2, Getafe 2. Ángel Lafita (Getafe) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jaime Gavilán with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona. Cristian Tello replaces Pedro.

  7. Booking

    Adriano (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Míchel (Getafe).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona. Alexandre Song replaces Xavi.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Getafe. Míchel replaces Mehdi Lacen.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Pablo Sarabia (Getafe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).

  16. Post update

    Pablo Sarabia (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Pablo Sarabia (Getafe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jaime Gavilán.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Pedro.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Dani Alves.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Pablo Sarabia (Getafe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pedro Mosquera.

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