June 20, 2024

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Getafe Holds Barcelona to a Goalless Draw in Season Opener

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Barcelona’s 2023-24 season opener was a disappointment against Getafe. The defending La Liga champs drew 0-0 in a match marred by physical tactics. Barcelona’s Raphinha received a red card for a reckless elbow, leaving them with 10 players. 

Getafe’s Jaime Mata was also sent off. A highlight was 16-year-old Lamine Yamal’s cameo, creating chances. However, Barcelona struggled to capitalize, leading to an uneventful finish. The match was criticized for its poor quality and unsportsmanlike play. Barcelona’s season began on a sour note.

Lineups:

Getafe: Soria; Suárez, Duarte, Mitrovic (Portu 46’), Álvarez; Iglesias, Aleñá (Lozano 65’), Djené, Maksimovic, Mata; Latasa (Mayoral 65’)

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Christensen (Abde 46’), Balde; Pedri (Fati 79’), Romeu (Yamal 76’), De Jong; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gündogan (Gavi 79’)

Goals: None

Red Cards: Raphinha (42’), Xavi (70’)

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