Barcelona endured an irritating evening of their LaLiga season opener with a 0-0 entice a feisty affair at Getafe marked by quite a lot of bookings and three pink taking part in playing cards on Sunday, along with the dismissal of visiting supervisor Xavi Hernandez.
Champions Barca had been dominating the match early on beneath the scorching heat of south Madrid, with Brazil winger Raphinha the principal threat to the home aspect’s protection by working the suitable channel and creating quite a lot of options.
He nearly helped the company open the scoring throughout the thirty-sixth minute when goalkeeper David Soria blocked his close-range strike once more onto a crew mate and the ball bounced merely giant.
Nevertheless, Raphinha misplaced his cool and was despatched off throughout the forty-second minute for elbowing Gaston Alvarez throughout the head of the ball.
Getafe had been then moreover lowered to 10 males throughout the 57th minute after Jaime Mata’s fierce drawback on Ronald Araujo earned him a second yellow card leaving the match giant open.
Ultimate season’s La Liga excessive scorer Robert Lewandowski acquired right here closest for Barcelona with a close-range header which Alvarez managed to clear off the highway throughout the 63rd minute.
Barca supervisor Xavi was moreover confirmed a pink card throughout the 71st minute after complaining about a few decisions.
There was further controversy in added time when referee Cesar Soto Grado did not award what appeared like a penalty for a foul on Araujo and after being requested by VAR to check the pitchside monitor signaled a handball throughout the build-up.
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After added time nearing 20 minutes and much complaining, Barca wanted to simply accept to some extent. The final time they managed to win a La Liga sport at Coliseum Alfonso Perez was in 2019. Since then they’ve had three 0-0 attracts and a 1-0 defeat at Getafe.
“The referee is the one who allowed it to escalate that far, it is what it is,” a visibly aggravated Xavi knowledgeable DAZN.
“I knowledgeable him that he was allowing too many (fouls) and that’s the reason he kicked me out. And I don’t see a handball throughout the last play,” he added referring to the VAR check that dominated out a possible penalty.
“It is also a shame that he gave 20 minutes in added time. We’re making fools of ourselves, it’s ridiculous.”
“Ultimate 12 months we started the similar means and look how we ended up (as champions). I’m fully happy on account of we carried out correctly with 10 males. We had prospects nonetheless we didn’t deal with to reap the advantages of them.”
Barcelona La Liga opener in opposition to Getafe resulted in a heated 0-0 draw, marred by purple playing cards and contentious selections. Raphinha and Getafe’s Mata have been despatched off, whereas supervisor Xavi Hernandez additionally obtained a purple card. Referee controversy surrounded VAR selections, irritating Xavi. Barcelona struggled to capitalize on probabilities, ending with a disappointing draw.