Barcelona were able to beat
Getafe 2-1 at the Camp Nou on Saturday afternoon, but it wasn’t easy for the hosts.
The Camp Nou crowd even began to show signs of discontent as the players were whistled at times in the match.
In the end, Getafe were unable to overturn Barcelona’s two first-half goals as only Angel Rodriguez , who could join the
Blaugrana in the coming days, was able to strike past Marc-Andre ter Stegen .
In the 73rd minute, with
Barcelona leading 2-1 and Ter Stegen having made a save to prevent Angel from levelling things up, whistles were heard from the stands at the Camp Nou .
Then came Antoine Griezmann’s clear chance that he blasted into the clouds.
Quique Setien said at his presentation that Barcelona would have fun, but suffering is winning out over enjoyment at the Camp Nou .
Angel could have played his last match for Getafe at the stadium he could soon be calling home.
The striker came on as a second-half substitute for Jorge Molina and tried to do what he does best: score.
It didn’t take long for Angel to grab his 10th goal of the season in LaLiga Santander , his 14th in all competitions, as his excellent volley was the only shot that got past Ter Stegen.
Interestingly, nine of those goals have come as a substitute, which is just what Barcelona need. Angel almost got his second of the game, yet a wonderful save from the German goalkeeper preventing him from doing so.
Barcelona’s defensive fragility made it almost impossible for
Ter Stegen , arguably the Catalan side’s best player this season, to protect his goal.
Yet, the German made a decisive save to prevent Angel from making it 2-2 in the 76th minute.
That save from Ter Stegen will be repeated on TV all weekend.
At last, Lionel Messi and
Griezmann combined for a goal.
Messi ‘s wonderful pass picked out Griezmann, who used to outside of his left foot to lift the ball over the helpless David Soria and give Barcelona a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute.
If Barcelona are to lift any silverware this season, they will need Messi and Griezmann to start combining with regularity, much in the same way the Argentine does with Luis Suarez .
The VAR room, which was being ran by Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez, warned Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez that Allan Nyom may have fouled Samuel Umtiti in the build-up to what the Getafe player thought was the game’s opening goal in the 22nd minute.
In the end, Cuadra Fernandez went to the VAR screen on the sideline and ruled out the goal, which was a bitter blow for Los Azulones, especially as Barcelona then scored less than 10 minutes later.
There was another incident
Getafe felt hard done by as Angel went down under a challenge from Gerard Pique in the 75th minute, though nothing came of it.-Marca