Getafe and Barcelona are being measured this Sunday in the first day of the 2023/2024 League. For now, the goalless tie remains. The meeting, locked in itself, has been complicated for the Catalans. Raphinha has left Barça with ten after being sent off for assaulting Gastón. Although the forces have been balanced with the expulsion of Jaime Mata for a double yellow card. After a summer marked by economic difficulties and the levers, Xavi’s men begin their title defense at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, against the always uncomfortable team of José Bordalás. Barça is already under some pressure ahead of the match because Real Madrid opened on Saturday with a victory at San Mamés. Gündogan, starter after being registered at the last moment, is the main new face of the project, whose success in the domestic competition is again entrusted to the good work of Ter Stegen and Lewandowski in both areas. Getafe scratched a point against Xavi’s men at home last season, in a clash remembered because the coach complained about the state of the pitch and the sunlight.
David Soria, Gaston Alvarez, Domingos Duarte, Mitrovic (Portu, 45th minute), Damian Suarez, Mata, Juan Iglesias, Maksimovic, Aleña (Lozano, 64th minute), Djene and Juan Latasa (Mayoral, 64th minute)
Ter Stegen, A. Christensen (Abde, min. 45), Koundé, Ronald Araújo, Alex Balde, Oriol Romeu, Frenkie De Jong, Raphinha, Pedri, Gündogan and Lewandowski
Referee Cesar Soto Degree
Yellow cards Mitrovic (15th minute), Mata (31st minute) and Raphinha (37th minute)
red cards Raphinha (min. 41) and Hernández Creus (min. 70)
Xavi expelled for protesting
Xavi is sent off for protesting an arbitration decision. The coach asked Abde for a foul on Djené when the Moroccan starred in another dangerous advance towards the blue goal.
Double change in Getafe
Bordalás refreshes the offensive zone. Choco Lozano and Borja Mayoral replace Aleñá and Latasa.
The Getafe – Barça are hot parties
Getafe saves a shot from Lewandowski under the sticks!
Barça is encouraged. Lateral center that Lewandowski finishes off very powerful and Damián clears under the sticks.
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