Goals:Barcelona -Getafe – Played on 01/22/ 2023
Barcelona achieved a valuable victory (1-0) against its guest, Getafe, this evening, Sunday, at Spotify Camp Nou, in the 18th round of the Saudi League.
Pedri scored the only goal of the match in the 3rd minute, bringing the Catalan team to 44 points, and reinforcing its lead in La Liga.
On the other hand, Getafe’s balance is stuck at 17 points in the sixteenth place.
The match started with pressure from the guests, and Borja Mayoral succeeded in scoring the lead goal for Getafe in the 3rd minute, as he took advantage of the rebound of the ball from Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen after a shot by his colleague Enes Onal, but the match referee canceled the goal for offside.
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele hit a powerful ball, which was brilliantly saved by Getafe goalkeeper David Syria in the 7th minute.
Pedri passed a ball towards his colleague Rafinha, who shot directly at Getafe’s goal, had it not been for goalkeeper David Soria, who saved the ball in the 10th minute.
Rafinha launched with an individual effort and dodged Getafe’s defenses, before passing a bad ball that Getafe’s defense cut off in the 20th minute.
Barcelona’s pressure continued, which resulted in the first goal in the 35th minute, as Rafinha sent a cross from the left side into the penalty area, to reach the feet of his colleague Pedri, and with one touch he put the ball under the right of goalkeeper David Soria, to give the Blaugrana the lead.
Borja Mayoral almost scored the equalizer for his team in the 41st minute, as he received a magic pass deep in the penalty area, and he was alone with goalkeeper Ter Stegen, who brilliantly blocked his shot.
At the start of the second half, Borja Mayoral hit a ball inside the penalty area, which was saved by Ter Stegen in the 46th minute.
The response came from Rafinha with a missile shot, which was blocked by David Soria in the 50th minute.
Alba passed a ball towards Ansu Fati in the penalty area, but he failed to control it and wasted the opportunity to add the second goal in the 81st minute.
Dembele sent a pass into the area from the right side, and it reached Casey, who hit a ground ball that goalkeeper Syria shone in tackling it.
Ter Stegen denied Latasa the equalizer in the minute (90 + 3) with a header, so the match ended with a valuable victory for the Blaugrana.