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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 forVázquez Garcíaat 62'minutes

Substitutes

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

Barcelona

  • 13Bravo
  • 22Alves da SilvaSubstituted forCorreiaat 80'minutes
  • 3Piqué
  • 24Mathieu
  • 18Alba
  • 4RakiticSubstituted forIniestaat 66'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 6Hernández
  • 9Suárez
  • 10Messi
  • 7PedroSubstituted forEl Haddadiat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 8Iniesta
  • 12Rafinha
  • 14Mascherano
  • 15Bartra
  • 21Correia
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Getafe 0, Barcelona 0.

  2. Booking

    Diego Castro (Getafe) is shown the yellow card.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Getafe 0, Barcelona 0.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Diego Castro (Getafe).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Diego Castro (Getafe).

  8. Post update

    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.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Pedro León (Getafe).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Juan Valera (Getafe).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Munir El Haddadi (Barcelona).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 13th December 2014

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