Getafe upsets Barça again

Getafe upsets Barça again

The champion started the League with a goalless draw, claiming a penalty at the end, and with Raphinha and Xavi sent off


The FC Barcelona could not (0-0) with the Getafe this Sunday in his visit to the Coliseum of the first day of LaLiga EA Sports, a new Barcelona nightmare south of Madrid, deranged from less to more to end with Raphinha and Xavi Hernández sent off and claiming a penalty in the 103rd minute.

That was the end of the match, with a long VAR review in which Soto Grado seemed to be going to take a penalty from Iglesias on Araujo, but ended up signaling a handball from Gavi in ​​the previous touch. A complicated and controversial action, at an eternal discount, so that the course begins with sauce.

Barça found themselves a familiar bone, where they had not been able to win on their last three visits, with the addition of being a first game of the season. With the machines still to be lubricated, although almost all of them are old acquaintances, Xavi’s team suffered to create danger against a good trademark ‘azulón’ wall.

The locals even gave the first scare in the rival area, with a Latasa who did not finish off, but Bordalás’s team did not take long to plant their wide defensive line, with up to six players. Barça’s summer rhythm was seen, insufficient to surprise or find gaps, along with the imprecision of these dates as well.

The ‘Geta’ did not hesitate to cut any threat of danger culé, with the visitors complaining very soon to the referee for the fouls. Lewandowski and Raphinha had battles of all kinds and David Soria was also quite there to keep the Madrid goal safely. Barça also tried it on the outside with Oriol Romeu, but despair and pique came out soon.

Xavi’s men pulled from the right flank and direct play, with Pedri a little more nullified, and Raphinha became the most dangerous, with an arrival that ended in the post after Soria’s save and Mitrovic’s rebound. On the other hand, the Brazilian was also the one who got hottest and went out on the street due to an attack on Gastón.

After an extension of 10 minutes, the culé team tried to rearm by going through the changing rooms and Getafe had time to think about whether to go for the game. The resumption was marked by the entry into the field of Abde, who put the direct through the band, trying to make Dembélé forget, and had a good goal option from a pass from Pedri.

The canary continued to appear little, but each time he did it was to leave a teammate alone before the goalkeeper. Barça’s least player was not noticed and Getafe’s ‘advantage’ was lost when around the time of the meeting Jaime Mata sinned with the second yellow card, leaving a 10 against 10.

Bordalás’ men had no choice but to withdraw as Xavi still had a few weapons on the bench. The young Yamal, Ansu Fati and Gavi jumped in to help find the goal in the last minutes, the last 20 without Xavi to protest. Yamal, 16, left flashes and put one on a tray for Ansu Fati, but the ‘Geta’ did not give away an inch of facilities.

However, arriving at minute 100, the play that will be discussed this week arrived. Barça claimed the penalty against Araujo and the referee received the VAR warning, but there was also the possible hand of Gavi in ​​the middle. An action that, according to the camera, looked like one thing or another. The Coliseum celebrated as a goal that the decision was in their favor and not that of a champion who starts losing points.




GETAFE CF: Soria; Damián, Iglesias, Mitrovic (Portu, rest), Duarte, Gastón; Aleñá (‘Choco’ Lozano, min.65), Djené, Maksimovic; Mata and Latasa (Mayoral, min.64).

FC BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kound, Christensen (Abde, rest), Balde; Oriol Romeu (Yamal, 76th min), De Jong, Pedri (Ansu Fati, 79th min); Raphinha, Lewandowski and Gündogan (Gavi, min.79).

–REFEREE: Soto Grado (C. Riojano). He admonished Mitrovic (min.15), Mata (min.31), Aleñá (min.38), Damián (min.83), ‘Choco’ Lozano (min.84), Djené (min.91) and Portu (min. .105) by Getafe. And to Raphinha (min.38) and Gavi (101) at Barça. He sent off Raphinha (min.43) for a direct red card and Mata for a second yellow card (min.57).

–STADIUM: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.