Without Frenkie de Jong, leader Barcelona scores a meager win over Getafe

Without Frenkie de Jong, leader Barcelona scores a meager win over Getafe

Barcelona have three points left in the home game against Getafe. Primera División leaders battled for a 1-0 win at Camp Nou. Frenkie de Jong spent ninety minutes on the couch; probably rested.

Chasers Real Madrid are six points behind but will play Athletic Club tonight.

Getafe, number 16 in Spain, still had some decent chances before the break against the sloppy Catalans without suspended forwards Robert Lewandowski and Ferran Torres. Borja Mayoral even scored, but it was offside before. He then put his foot on the ball and headed for the goal from a promising position with fifteen minutes left in the game.

The situation was 1-0 for Barcelona, ​​who was stronger despite their mediocre play and also had the most balls by far. This did not result in a string of chances, but resulted in a goal by Pedri, who fired in the middle of Raphinha after Damian Suarez unnecessarily lost the ball.

Dembélé runs from the red

Ousmane Dembélé, who stepped on Omar Alderete in the first half, avoided a red card and was shown only a yellow card. Shortly before the finish, Franck Kessie, playing De Jong’s place, should have made the score 2-0 after a good work by equal Dembélé, but missed a corner.

Barcelona could have broken that badly. In his 700th official game for Blaugrana, veteran Sergio Busquets lost sight of Juanmi Latasa in extra time, but passed the ball straight to goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen.

This was Barça’s thirteenth time to hold a clean sheet in seventeen league games, and the scoreboard was still limited to just six.

Source: NOS

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