Saturday, 16 September 2017

La Liga - Paulinho grabs late Barcelona winner as Levante draw with Valencia

New-signing Paulinho scored in the 84th minute to give Barcelona a 2-1 victory at Getafe in La Liga action on Saturday. Barcelona had to come from behind to get their fourth straight league win after Gaku Shibasak put the hosts ahead six minutes before the break, with his sweetly hit left-footed volley from outside of the box giving Marc-Andre ter Stegen no chance. Barcelona found the equaliser after half-time through Denis Suarez, who received a pass from Sergi Roberto inside the box and fired a right-footed shot across keeper Vicente Guaita. And Paulinho completed the comeback with six minutes remaining, the Brazil international collecting a pass from Lionel Messi outside the box, squeezing past two defenders and lashing an unstoppable shot past Guaita. However, it wasn't all good news for the Catalans as Ousmane Dembele injured his hamstring after sprinting for the ball just after the 20-minute mark. Meanwhile, Enis Bardhi cancelled out Rodrigo's 31st-minute opener to give Levante a 1-1 home draw against Valencia. The Brazil-born striker put Valencia ahead just past the half-hour, sneaking a well-placed header past Levante keeper Raul from an Andreas Pereira cross. But Bardhi would give the hosts a point 10 minutes later -- the Macedonia midfielder controlling a poor clearance on the edge of the box before powering a low effort past Neto.

2 comments

It was so heartbreaking for the opposition when Barcelona conceal the winning goal. After all hopes of drawing the match.

Let's see about next time

When it comes to signing of world class players, i don't usually have problems with Barcelona

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