Messi Fails To Shine As Barcelona Lose 1-0 To Tactical Getafe In La Liga Fixture

Barcelona lost to a very much tactical side Getafe on Saturday evening, October 17, as the hosts proved too strong for the Catalan giants.

 

The only goal of the game came in the 56th minute when Jaime Mata slotted home from the spot as they record their first win over Barcelona in 18 games – a sequence spanning eight years and 11.

 

Getafe pressed so hard and following a set-piece which resulted into scrambles, De Jong was deemed to have fouled Djené and a spot-kick was given, before Mata dispatched home for the only goal of the game.

Barcelona had their chances early in the game with Lionel Messi hitting the woodwork in the first-half.

The Argentine fired Griezmann’s lay-off against the woodwork with goalkeeper David Soria looking well beaten in the 20th minute.

Antoine Griezmann who got his wish for a more central Barcelona role played poorly when presented with the first half’s best scoring chance.

The Frenchman couldn’t hit the target as he looked jittery in front of goal, days after he scored for France during the international break.

 

According to Carrusel Deportivo, indeed, Griezmann has been off target with 26 of his 28 shots so far this season.

 

It ended; Getafe 1-0 Barcelona. Messi hit the post again having just seen Getafe test Neto, Barça hit back by working it to Messi, who tried to get the much needed goal.

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