Laliga Table: Barcelona vs Getafe Match
Barcelona kicked off 2019 with a hard-fought 2-1 win above Getafe on Sunday sundown cheers to goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
Barcelona provoked their luck throughout the opening interactions, benefiting from a forbidden goal for Getafe. But they were able to break the stalemate after 20 minutes through Messi. The Midget Argentinean saw his initial effort incompletely blocked by David Soria. But he was able to kick the ball in with a follow up effort from a tight angle.
The Barcelona uttered the game there after and doubled their lead to the end of the half from side to side by Suarez. When the Getafe defense thr the ball away from a long-range free kick. The ball dropped to Suarez who rifled in a stunning volley. Like he is throghing a rocket to other goal.
Getafe weren’t to be vetoed and they found a reply soon after. Angel Rodriguez latched onto a cross-field pass and squared the ball across the goal to Jaime Mata. Who recruited the ball home from close range.
The second-half had a stressed feel to it and Getafe should have tired level after 65 minutes. Mata found himself through on goal and, after escaping Ter-Stegen, his shot navigated well over the open goal.
That goal gave some life into Barca and Messi came close to adding a third on a few attacks. Only to be hurdled by some inspiring goalkeeping by Soria. As such, the game finished 2-1, with Barcelona make their lead at the top of the La Liga table to five points.
Pique backs Valverde to continue as Barca boss
Gerard Pique has welcomed the likely of Ernesto Valverde leading Barcelona for another season as fears remain over his future.
It had been believed that Valverde’s contract was due to expire at the end of the current campaign.Though Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu announce in October that the 54-year-old’s deal runs until 2020.
Though, Valverde and Barcelona do have the option to end the contract a year early .