Barcelona face Getafe at Camp Nou this afternoon in La Liga. They’ve opened the campaign with a win and a draw, beating Real Sociedad 4-2 and then drawing 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao. Getafe have lost both games, 1-0 against Valencia and Sevilla.
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Barcelona went into the game sitting eighth in La Liga, while Getafe were down in 18th place. It’s early days, but every point counts when you’re ambition is the title – or surviving relegation, for that matter. Sevilla dropped points at Elche last night, drawing 1-1, while Real Madrid beat Real Betis 1-0. Atletico Madrid, last season’s champions, play Villarreal this evening.
What a start that is for Barca! 🔥
Sergi Roberto scores as the home side start in top gear at Camp Nou 🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/fPfdxunXCS
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Barcelona took the lead in just the second minute. Jordi Alba broke down the left and delivered a trademark cutback across the face of goal. Martin Braithwaite let the ball run past him, and Sergi Roberto, in the starting lineup to replace Pedri, who’s taking a well-deserved holiday, pounced to make it 1-0.