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Jonathan Jurejko

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  1. Post update

    Lionel Messi

    He didn't quite manage to nick the matchball, but Lionel Messi has already got plenty of them stored in his room of momentos. It was an easy night for the Barcelona talisman - and his colleagues - as they thumped Getafe to pile the pressure back on title rivals Real Madrid. Make sure you join us tomorrow to see if Los Merengues can hit back. Adios!

  2. Race for the title

    Spanish La Liga

    Real Madrid's remaining Liga fixtures:

    29 April: Almeria (H)

    2 May: Sevilla (A)

    9 May: Valencia (H)

    16 May: Espanyol (A)

    23 May: Getafe (H)

  3. Race for the title

    Spanish La Liga

    Barcelona's remaining Liga fixtures:

    2 May: Cordoba (A)

    9 May: Real Sociedad (H)

    16 May: Atletico Madrid (A)

    23 May: Deportivo (H)

  4. Race for the title

    Spanish La Liga

    Barcelona know they will regain the Spanish title if they can win each of their remaining four games. Easy, huh? If only. But they also know that even drawing one match could prove costly if Madrid don't drop any points in their remaining five matches.

    Remember - Spanish teams who finish level points are separated by their head-to-head record not goal difference. And Madrid edge the two El Clasico fixtures this season.

  5. As its stands table

    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe


    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Over to you Real Madrid. Barcelona move five points of their arch-rivals with that cakewalk, but Madrid have their chance to respond when they host Almeria tomorrow.


    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr celebrate

    Only 49 seconds of added time are played before referee David Fernandez Borbalan decides to call it a day. Easy win for Barcelona!


    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    About to enter injury-time - Getafe are desperate to hear that final whistle go. All they want is a hot shower and a nap on the coach back to Madrid now. One more minute of misery to endure....

  9. Post update

    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Getafe win a free-kick about 35 yards from the Barca goal. Time for a consolation? Not yet. The inswinging set-piece is booted clear by Adriano for a corner.

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    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Barcelona stroke the ball around with ease as they run down the clock. Is there time for a seventh? Lionel Messi drives forward in search of his third, but the Getafe defence holds firm to crowd him out just outside their area.

  11. Get involved


    DMaxLan: La Liga is so dull with the Barca-Real Madrid duopoly. Look at their goal differences in the table, not points. Tells the tale.


    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Five minutes left for Getafe to score six goals and nab a point. Believe.


    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Lionel Messi stands over a free-kick on the edge of the Getafe penalty area. The Nou Camp holds its breath. The Getafe wall shuffle uncomfortably. The Barca hero clips a curling effort over the wall, trying to tuck the ball inside the left-hand post. But Getafe keeper Vicente Guaita flings himself across to tip around the post.

  14. Post update

    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Now here's an away chance. Getafe have a man waiting in the middle to receive a cross from the left, but Barca centre-back Jeremy Mathieu steps in to cut out the ball.

  15. TEN TO GO

    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Barca, unsurprisingly, have taken their foot off the gas a touch, but equally Getafe have pulled their finger out to show some fight. Not much but a little. The away side enjoy a few touches of the ball in the Barca half, but don't look like forging an opportunity.

  16. Post update

    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Barcelona have not scored for over half an hour now. Not good enough.

  17. Get involved


    Masnovita: Premier vs Liga? Spanish Liga has three teams in semi-final of champions league, How many Premier League?


    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Another Getafe substitution as defender Sergio Escudero enters the action. Just think of the appearance bonus mate - that's the only positive to take.

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    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    With a 6-0 lead you'd expect Barca to show some mercy on their poor visitors. Not a chance. Whistles ring around the Nou Camp as Lionel Messi goes tumbling just inside the Getafe box - the Argentine is adamant he should be given a penalty. Now that's just greedy...

  20. Get involved

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    Anon: Barcelona to win La liga, Champions League, Copa Del Rey, French Open and the general election. That's how good they are.


    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    I didn't expect to be writing this - Getafe almost pull a goal back! A low shot across goal from Fredy Hinestroza spins past Barca keeper Claudio Bravo, who recovers to scoop up the ball.

  22. Post update

    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Now Luis Suarez decides he wants that matchball. Moments after laying off for Neymar he goes alone, firing a low shot straight at away keeper Vicente Guaita.

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    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    The Barcelona players are running into each other now as they try to enter seventh heaven. Luis Suarez, unselfishly, tries to lay off to Neymar but there is not enough space for the Brazilian to get away a clean strike.


    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Barca boss Luis Enrique decides to make another tactical switch, deciding to save the legs of right-back Dani Alves ahead of some important La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey matches. The Brazil international is also given a standing ovation, high-fiving his replacement Martin Montoya.

  25. Post update

    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Another minute, another Barcelona chance. This time Neymar crosses from the left to the far post where Luis Suarez lies in wait. But the Uruguayan, searching for his hat-trick remember, lashes a rising shot over the crossbar.


    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Another Getafe lamb to the slaughter, sorry, substitute bounds on to the Nou Camp pitch. Felip Selma replaces fellow midfielder Rodriguez Villamuela.

  27. Post update

    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique

    Luis Enrique strolls up to the Nou Camp touchline, clasping his hand over his mouth as he relays some instructions to Neymar. Wonder what the boss is after? More goals perhaps?

  28. Get involved

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    Colin, Ormskirk: La Liga is an absolute joke, I'm sorry but I never thought I would get bored with games with 5 or more goals but it's getting ridiculous the amount of goals real or barca (Ronaldo or Messi) put past the cannon fodder in this league.


    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Luis Suarez, subbed in the last four matches, looks nervously over to the touchline where Pedro is waiting to come on. Nope, not you Luis. Instead it is Xavi whose number is up. Cue ear-splitting applause from every single Barca fan in the stadium. He might be edging towards retirement but he stills knows how dictate and impact a game - brilliant.

  30. Post update

    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    A few groans from the Nou Camp stands as Luis Suarez is bundled out of possession in the right channel of the Getafe box. I suppose they have not had anything else to grumble about.

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    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    Don't adjust your laptops/mobiles - Getafe have a spell of pressure in Barcelona territory. Seriously. Ivi Lopez - the aforementioned Getafe substitute - sees a glimpse of the Barca goal, but slices high and wide.

  32. Get involved


    Rob Kershaw: Can we get a magician to Camp Nou? I think someone needs to perform a disappearing act on the Getafe players


    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    In the excitement of that Barca sixth, I forgot to tell you that Getafe made a change. How remiss of me. Young forward Ivi Lopez comes on for Babacar Diawara. Bet he's thanking his boss for that one...

  34. Get involved


    Madan Roka: Well, the now the game is already over. The only question remaining is by how much.

  35. Post update

    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

    I should add that any half-time stragglers at the Nou Camp will probably not have to wait long for another Barca goal. They are relentless. Xavi, that veteran puppetmaster, continues to pull the Barca strings as he sets up another home attack. This time the away team offer some resistance and stop Luis Suarez down the right.

  36. GOAL

    Barcelona 6-0 Getafe - Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi scores his second

    Yes, is the answer to the below question. Those Barca fans still queuing up for a half-time 'jamon y queso' sandwich have just missed another pearler. Lionel Messi dribbles into the right hand side of the Getafe box, ball tied to his boot with a short piece of string, before curling into the far top corner.

  37. KICK-OFF

    Barcelona 5-0 Getafe

    Luis Suarez celebrates for Barcelona

    Back under way. Another 45 minutes of misery for Getafe?

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    Barcelona 5-0 Getafe

    We have a change in the offing - and it is Barcelona who make the switch. Luis Enrique decides to give a rest to defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets as Sergi Roberto trots on in his place. Getafe were hoping to see Messi, Suarez and Neymar all hauled off...

  39. Post update

    Barcelona 5-0 Getafe

    Both teams return to the Nou Camp pitch - Barca, unsurprisingly, with more of a spring in their step than their Getafe rivals.

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    Barcelona 5-0 Getafe

    As Irvine hints at (I think), Getafe ruined Barcelona's chances of pipping Atletico to last season's title by snatching a late 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp last May. Revenge is a dish best served cold, they say. Or by serving up an absolute beating.

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    Irvine: Getafe must be wondering what they have done to deserve such a thrashing...

  42. As it stands table

    Barcelona 5-0 Getafe

    La Liga

    Barcelona 5-0 Getafe

    Anyone reckon Barcelona will not go five points clear of Real Madrid after tonight's match? Me neither. That leaves the Catalans needing four more wins to reclaim the Spanish title from Atletico Madrid.

    Third-placed Atletico, however, are likely to have a say in the title race - the defending champions host Barca on the penultimate weekend of the season.


    Barcelona 5-0 Getafe

    Seven shots. Five goals. That is the story of Barcelona's half. Here are the rest of the stats from the Nou Camp...


    Barcelona 5-0 Getafe

    The clock ticks barely a second past the allotted 45 minutes before referee David Fernandez Borbalan puts Getafe out of their misery. Wouldn't fancy taking the half-time team-talk in the away dressing room. Would you? What on Earth would you say?!

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    Jafer, Liverpool fan in Birmingham: I miss Luis Suarez. So, so much.

  47. Post update

    Barcelona 5-0 Getafe

    Barcelona players are piling forward - they are like schoolboys desperate to put their names on the scoresheet in a rout. Rafinha is the latest man to want a slice of the scoring pie, bursting into the Getafe box to collect Messi's pass. Bu he can only drag his shot across the face of the away goal.

  48. GOAL

    Barcelona 5-0 Getafe - Luis Suarez

    If Getafe were in the wrestling ring, they would be tapping out on the canvas. Luis Suarez smashes in the fifth, curling in from the edge of the box a la Xavi (see 30 mins). Lionel Messi was the architect, driving into the heart of the Getafe defence before passing into Xavi, who flicked behind him to Suarez. And he did the rest.

  49. Get involved

    Will: Messi, Suarez and Neymar have scored more this season than the bottom three in the Premier League put together. Spectacular

  50. Post update

    Barcelona 4-0 Getafe

    No sign of Barcelona taking their foot off the pedal before the break. Neymar makes another cut into the away defence down the left, but cannot find a Blaugrana shirt with the cut-back, before Getafe keeper Vicente Guaita races off his line to gather a long ball intended for Luis Suarez.

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    Barcelona 4-0 Getafe

    It has been suggested that Luis Enrique has struggled to win over the Barcelona fans since returning as manager in the summer. But they are firmly on his side now. His name echoes around the Nou Camp.

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    Barcelona 4-0 Getafe

    Andy West

    Spanish football writer

    "Messi, Neymar And Suárez have now scored 100 goals this season. Outrageous."

  53. Post update

    Barcelona 4-0 Getafe

    There is almost a stunned silence around the Nou Camp - even the most optimistic Barca can't have predicted such a start. Yes - as my colleague has just pointed out - it is only Getafe. But Barca have been sublime and clinical in the opening half hour.

  54. GOAL

    Barcelona 4-0 Getafe - Xavi

    This is beautiful. Xavi, the ageing midfield maestro, shows that you simply do not lose it. The Barca captain, almost nonchalantly, bends one into the top corner from 20 yards. Wow...

  55. GOAL

    Barcelona 3-0 Getafe - Neymar

    Luis Suarez celebrates for Barcelona

    Pack the kitbag and start up the team bus. Getafe might as well head home now. Barcelona cruise into a surely unassailable lead as Neymar picks up Luis Suarez's pass, twists and turns in the Getafe box, then calmly drills into the bottom corner. Game over.

  56. Post update

    Barcelona 2-0 Getafe

    Exhibition stuff from Barca now. This could be a rugby score if Getafe are not careful...

  57. GOAL

    Barcelona 2-0 Getafe - Luis Suarez

    Luis Suarez
    Luis Suarez scores for Barcelona

    If I had an applause emoticon I would definitely be using it now! Majestic stuff from Barcelona as Luis Suarez meets Lionel Messi's precise dink over the Getafe defence with a crunching volley into the top corner. Getafe keeper Vicente Guaita was rooted to his spot.

  58. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Getafe

    Luis Suarez tries his luck with a cheeky chip from just inside the Getafe box. Anything Messi can do, eh? And why not - the Uruguyan is a striker in hot form. This time, however, it does not come off as the lanky Getafe keeper Vicente Guaita easily gathers.

  59. Get involved


    We're asking how do you see the Spanish title race panning out? Where will Barca and Madrid drop points in the next few weeks? Who deserves the crown and, most importantly, why?

    Sam Borni: Sevilla-Real to draw but Atleti to beat Barca later in the season. Real win, 92pts-91. Revision procrastination at its finest.

    Tweet using #bbceurofooty or text 81111.

  60. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Getafe

    Don't panic Barca fans - normal service has resumed. Barca are camped inside the Getafe half, with Lionel Messi trying his luck with a low shot. But, for once, the Argentine magician does not hit the target. There's a rarity....

  61. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Getafe

    Talking of Barca keeper Claudio Bravo....

  62. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 1-0 Getafe

    Barcelona could be 3-0 ahead already - but they could also be level at 1-1. Getafe midfielder Fredy Hinestroza gallops after a bouncing ball, with a combination of the Colombian and Barca defender Marc Bartra sending the ball looping over keeper Claudio Bravo. But the Chilean scrambles back to desperately push over the crossbar...

  63. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Getafe

    Here's a corner from the training ground. Xavi pings the ball back to about 15 yards where Rafinha bounds forward to head over the Getafe bar.

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    Barcelona 1-0 Getafe

    Seeing Lionel Messi standing over another set-piece is probably the last thing that Getafe's defence will be wanting to see. But that is what is happening. However, the wall stands firm to deflect his 20-yard free-kick out for a corner.

  65. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Getafe

    Somewhere in the leafy suburbs of Madrid watching this game will be Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti. And even he might be stood up and applauding his widescreen television at Messi's composure from 12 yards. OK, that's stretching it but it had me whooping at my screen...

    Still Barca hog the ball - they have enjoyed a whopping 85% of the early possession.

  66. GOAL

    Barcelona 1-0 Getafe - Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi scores for Barcelona
    Lionel Messi celebrates for Barcelona

    Lionel Messi steps up to take the spot-kick, calmly chipping straight down the middle of the Getafe goal. Cheeky!


    Barcelona 0-0 Getafe

    Luis Suarez is tripped on the edge of the Getafe box - and instantly goes tumbling. Penalty, says the referee....

  68. Get involved


    Ollie James: Madrid play Valencia and Sevilla either side of their clash with Juve, without Modric. They will drop points.

    james d phiri: Barcelona will not have an easy time winning this but they surely will.

  69. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Getafe

    Who is your money on for the first Barca goalscorer? Messi? Neymar? Suarez? You might have been better advised to go for Dani Alves. The Brazil right-back is well in the thick of the attacking action again, scuffing an angled drive across goal and out for a goal-kick. Ominous signs for Getafe though...

  70. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Getafe

    Getafe keeper Vicente Guaita might well be a busy man tonight. He is called into action early doors as Barca right-back Dani Alves cuts inside to fire a low shot back towards goal. Guaita sharply goes down to gather.

  71. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Getafe

    Oooh! Luis Suarez almost sees the game's opening chance fall into his lap, but a lunging Getafe leg cuts out a throughball towards the Uruguyan in the away penalty box.

  72. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Getafe

    As you can imagine, Barca are dominating the early exchanges. The Blaugrana move the ball around quickly in the middle of the park, without making any incisions in the Getafe defence.

  73. KICK-OFF

    Barcelona 0-0 Getafe

    Referee David Fernandez Borbalan does a quick head count and then toots his whistle for the first time this evening. Game on!

    Can Getafe help out their illustrious neighbours Real Madrid by nicking at least a point? Let's find out...

  74. Line-ups

    Barcelona v Getafe (19:00 BST)

    Barcelona hold a minute's silence for victims of the Nepal earthquake

    Barcelona: Bravo, Dani Alves, Bartra, Mathieu, Adriano, Xavi, Busquets, Rafinha, Messi, Suarez, Neymar. Subs: Ter Stegen, Montoya, Rakitic, Pedro, Iniesta, Mascherano, Sergi.

    Getafe: Guaita, Alexis, Lago, Velazquez, Lacen, Arroyo, Pedro León, Babá, Juan Rodríguez, Freddy, Emi.

  75. Post update

    Barcelona v Getafe (19:00 BST)

    Half of the Nou Camp pitch is covered in fading light as Barcelona's setting sun slowly disappears behind the steep stands. The teams are walking out to rapturous applause - and that means it is almost kick-off...

  76. Post update

    Barcelona v Getafe (19:00 BST)

    Barcelona manager Luis Enrique

    Barcelona are five wins away from lifting the Spanish title - with Getafe standing in front of them as the first hurdle. But Barca boss Luis Enrique is not looking further ahead than tonight's match.

    "Getafe are a dangerous side that defend with intensity and has great quality in attack," he says.

    "I couldn't say how many points we're going to need to become champions, but the three available against Getafe are important."

  77. Get involved


    We're asking how do you see the Spanish title race panning out? Where will Barca and Madrid drop points in the next few weeks? Who deserves the crown and, most importantly, why?

    Jake Organ: The title could go either way, Barca will drop points but maybe Real will also if they are too focused on the Champions' League.

    Tweet using #bbceurofooty or text 81111.

  78. Post update

    Barcelona v Getafe (19:00 BST)

    Think tonight will be a cakewalk for Barca? Think again. These Getafe boys don't mind sticking a spanner in the spokes of the Catalan wheel.

    Getafe players celebrate

    Barca coach Luis Enrique was quick to point in his pre-game news conference that it was the Azulones who threw them over the handlebars in last season's dash for the Spanish title race.

    Getafe nicked a 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp last May to put a huge dent in the Blaugranes' title ambitions - and it proved costly as Atletico Madrid went on to pip Barca to the title.

  79. No return for Vermaelen

    Barcelona v Getafe (19:00 BST)

    Thomas Vermaelen

    Thomas Vermaelen's return to the Barcelona squad is "very good news for him and for the team", said boss Luis Enrique ahead of tonight's match.

    Obviously not that good though. The injury-hit defender has not kicked a competitive ball in anger since his summer arrival from Arsenal - and does not bag a place on the Barca bench tonight.

    Poor Thomas. I'm sure he will be rustling around his bottom drawer for those shinpads soon.

  80. Get involved


    The life of a BBC Sport text commentator isn't always all it is cracked up to be. Especially when you don't brighten up our shift with some words of wisdom.

    So, come on, don't be shy. How do you see the Spanish title race panning out? Where will Barca and Madrid drop points in the next few weeks? Who deserves the crown and, most importantly, why?

    Tweet using #bbceurofooty or text 81111. Go, go, go!

  81. Barca team news

    Barcelona v Getafe (19:00 BST)

    Five changes for Barcelona from the weekend's derby win at Espanyol - sadly for Getafe none of those see the Catalan holy triumvirate of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar dropping out.

    Barca XI: Bravo, Alves, Bartra, Mathieu, Adriano, Busquets, Xavi, Rafinha, Suarez, Messi, Neymar.

  82. As it stands table

    Spanish La Liga

    La Liga
  83. Post update

    Barcelona v Getafe (19:00 BST)


    Why does tonight's match mean so much? Because the Spanish title is at stake.

    Barcelona, bidding to regain the trophy from those cheeky intruders Atletico Madrid, will move five points clear of arch-rivals Real Madrid with a win.

    Madrid, of course, host relegation-threatened Almeria tomorrow.

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    Barcelona v Getafe (19:00 BST)

    Alright, alright, I may have misled you a little bit. It isn't that Madrid team. Nor is it the other Madrid team.

    But it is a Madrid team. And in the independence-seeking region of Catalonia, nobody from the Spanish capital is welcomed with open arms.

    The visit of mid-table Getafe might not pump the adrenaline around a Barca fan's veins quite like Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid.

    But you can bet your last Euro that they will be up for tonight's match...

  85. Post update

    Luis Enrique

    When a Madrid team arrives at the Nou Camp, the intensity around Barcelona cranks up a notch. The media attention increases. The decibel meter increases. The nervousness of the Barca players increases. The steeliness of Blaugrana boss Luis Enrique's stare increases.

    Tonight will be no different.