Lacklustre Barça turns game around to beat Getafe

September 18, 2017

Barcelona visited Madrid on Saturday when they faced Getafe in the fourth match of the season. The Catalans were pretty lacklustre though and allowed the hosts to go ahead towards the end of the first half.

However, Denis Suárez equalised soon after the hour and Paulinho scored his first goal for Barcelona in the closing minutes of the game to earn Barça three points. Both players were brought on as subs.

On the other hand the recently signed Ousmane Dembélé, who was making his first start for Barcelona debut, limped off. Brought in to the club as Neymar’s replacement, Dembélé is likely to be off for three or four months.

Read full match reports by BBC Sport and FC Barcelona.

1-0 Shibasaki (min 39)
1-1 Denis Suárez (min 62)
1-2 Paulinho (min 84)

At the end of the weekend FC Barcelona is the only club in the Spanish league to have a 100 percent record after Real Sociedad succumbed to Real Madrid. Next up is Eibar at Camp Nou on Tuesday, a club that has won two and lost the remaining two matches of the season so far.

Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Barcelona 4 4 0 0 11 1 12
2 Sevilla 4 3 1 0 6 1 10
3 Real Sociedad 4 3 0 1 11 7 9
4 Real Madrid 4 2 2 0 9 4 8
5 Atletico Madrid 4 2 2 0 8 3 8
6 Athletic Bilbao 4 2 1 1 3 1 7
7 Villarreal 4 2 0 2 6 5 6
8 Levante 4 1 3 0 5 4 6
9 Valencia 4 1 3 0 4 3 6
10 Leganes 4 2 0 2 3 3 6
11 Real Betis 4 2 0 2 5 7 6
12 Las Palmas 4 2 0 2 5 7 6
13 Eibar 4 2 0 2 2 4 6
14 Getafe 4 1 1 2 3 4 4
15 Girona 4 1 1 2 3 5 4
16 Celta Vigo 3 1 0 2 4 5 3
17 Deportivo La Coruna 4 0 1 3 5 11 1
18 Espanyol 3 0 1 2 1 7 1
19 Malaga 4 0 0 4 1 6 0
20 Alaves 4 0 0 4 0 7 0

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