Sunday, 7 November 2010

Jornada 10: Getafe 1-3 Barcelona

0-1 Messi 22'
0-2 Villa 33'
0-3 Pedro 64'
1-3 Manu del Moral (pen.) 70'

Barcelona ran out easy winners against Getafe in a match that went largely as expected, although both sides ended the evening with ten men.

Getafe's shell-shocked defence could not deal with Barcelona's excellent passing and movement, resulting in Messi tapping home the opener on 20 minutes after a superb team move.

David Villa was next to net towards the end of the first half, and when Pedro added a third just after the hour mark it seemed to be game over.

However, Gerard Piqué conceded a penalty - and a second booking - for handball on 70 minutes, allowing Getafe skipper Manu to convert the spot-kick and give his side a lifeline.

But another red card, this time for Geta's Derek Boateng, removed most hopes of a comeback. When Javier Arizmendi spurned a simple one-on-one ten minutes later, it was clear that Barcelona were bound to win.

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