Spanish La Liga

Getafe 1-2 Barcelona

By Shamoon HafezBBC Sport
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.



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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


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


Formation 4-3-3

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


  • 2Nélson Semedo
  • 6D Suárez
  • 13Cillessen
  • 14Mascherano
  • 15Paulinho
  • 16Deulofeu
  • 21André Gomes
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Match Stats

Home TeamGetafeAway TeamBarcelona
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Getafe 1, Barcelona 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Getafe 1, Barcelona 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Jordi Alba.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Djené Dakonam.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Booking

    Damián Suárez (Getafe) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Markel Bergara (Getafe).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Francisco Portillo (Getafe).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Getafe. Francisco Portillo replaces Mauro Arambarri.

  16. 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.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Sergi Roberto.

  19. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 16th September 2017

As It Stood

2Real Sociedad330010469
3Atl Madrid42208358
5Ath Bilbao32103037
9Real Betis420257-26
11Real Madrid31206335
14Celta Vigo310245-13
16Las Palmas310247-33
17Dep La Coruña4013511-61
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