Barcelona defeated Getafe and increased the distance to Real Madrid

Even with out Lewandowski and Ferran Torres, who’re suspended, Barcelona beat Getafe 1-0 in the 18th spherical of the Spanish league to safe their lead for one more spherical.

  • Pedri scored the solely purpose of the recreation in the thirty fourth minute of the first half at Camp Nou.
  • Barcelona maintains the lead in the Spanish championship with 44 factors.
  • The staff opens a 6-point lead over Real Madrid, who’re nonetheless enjoying in the spherical.
  • Getafe stays in sixteenth place with 17 factors.

curiosity: Sergio Busquets has performed 700 video games in a Catalan shirt and was honored earlier than the match. In entrance of him is Messi with 788 and Xavi with 767.

How was the recreation

  • Barcelona maintained 70% possession, however the determine didn’t mirror actuality and the staff barely managed to end throughout the match.
  • Getafe took benefit of some errors to guess on counter-attacks, however failed in the end and lack of positioning, which created many obstacles.
  • The Catalan assault modified its place and prioritized pictures from exterior the penalty space and low crosses from the proper facet in the second section, however didn’t lengthen the marker.

Barcelona don’t convert possession of the ball

Xavi created an open scheme of playcompletely opposed to the opponent, who relied on closed techniques and brief passes in protection.

Rafinha was concerned in essential particular person performs and passes in depth, being accountable for the help on Pedri’s purpose in the first section

Even when dominating the ball, Barcelona struggled to penetrate the ball with Ansu Fati, who failed to get previous Angel Algobia and Borja Mayoral on the proper.

Alternatively, Xavi superior Sergio Roberto on the proper wing to place himself amongst the again 5 and be a cross choice for Rafinha and Dembele

The entry of Eric Garcia and Alba in the second half he gave extra velocity to the defensive sector on the left facet and prevented scares with Yunal.

Getafe shut to keep away from fears

Quique S. Flores arrange a 5-4-1 formation with the line of 5 all the time transferring sideways. At some factors there have been 9 gamers in the penalty space.

Getafe performed towards an ambush. In the first half-hour alone, three of Yunal had been scored.

With just one superior participant in assault and with no passing alternatives, the staff failed to capitalize on the few probabilities they’d.

Villar got here on for Algobia in the second half to develop into a pass-rushing choice in the staff’s counter-attacks, however did little to enhance the scenario towards a protection that had conceded simply six objectives all event.

necessary affords

Pedri missed the cross in the 40′ of the first half and left Mayoral face-to-face with the German keeper, who saved the seemingly sure equaliser.

Before the finish of the first half, Balde will get shut to the backside line and crosses low for the ball to discover Ansu Fati however Domingos Duarte popped up in the final minute to save and keep away from the scoreboard being prolonged.

At the starting of the second half, Rafinha tried the same transfer and crossed shut to Fatty, however Domingos arrived once more to save the staff


  • 1 x 0 A mis-pass by Damian on the ball out tousled the five-man line and led to Pedri’s purpose after Rafinha stole the ball


Barcelona will play once more on Wednesday (25) towards Real Sociedad for the Copa dop Rei at 17:00 (Brazil time). Getafe returns to the pitch subsequent Sunday, at 17:00, for the Spanish championship.


competitors: 18th spherical of the Spanish Championship
Date and time: January 22, 2023, 2:30 PM (Brazil time)
place: Camp Nou, Spain
Yellow playing cards: Alderete and Ünal (GET); Dembele (BAR)
goals: Pedri (BAR) at 34′ from 1st T

BARCELONA: Ter Stegen, Sergio Roberto (Marcos Alonso), Kunde, Christensen (Eric Garcia), Alex Balde (Alba), Busquets, Gavi, Pedri, Dembele, Ansu Fati and Rafinha (Kesier). Technician: Shavy

Getafe: Soria, Damian Suarez, Genne, Domingos Duarte, Alderete, Iglesias, Alenha, Mila, Algobia (Villar), Mayoral (Porto) and Unal. Coach: Quique S. Flores

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