Barcelona 5-2 Getafe: Lionel Messi scores twice in big Barca win


Barcelona's players celebrate scoring against Getafe
Barcelona play La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid on 8 May

Lionel Messi scored two goals as Barcelona beat Getafe to climb to third in the La Liga table, two points behind second-placed Real Madrid.

Messi broke the deadlock before lowly Getafe equalised through Clement Lenglet’s own goal.

A mix-up between Sofian Chakla and keeper David Soria restored Barca’s lead and Messi made it 3-1.

Enes Unal’s penalty gave Getafe hope but goals by Ronald Araujo and Antoine Griezmann sealed the points.

Barcelona are five points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who they host on 8 May, but have one game in hand.

Earlier in the day, Barca issued a statement about signing up to the European Super League, stating it was a “historic opportunity” to guarantee football’s financial sustainability.

On the pitch, Ronald Koeman’s side turned on the style in an incident-packed first half which saw Messi hit the bar and the post for the 2021 Copa del Rey winners.

However, they struggled after half-time and lived dangerously until late goals by substitute Araujo and Griezmann, from the penalty spot, secured the win.

Line-ups

Barcelona

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 28MinguezaSubstituted forUmtitiat 75′minutes
  • 3PiquéSubstituted forAraujoat 45′minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 15LengletBooked at 6minsSubstituted forKourouma Kouroumaat 45′minutes
  • 20RobertoSubstituted forMachado Trincãoat 64′minutes
  • 21de Jong
  • 5Busquets
  • 16González
  • 18Alba
  • 10Messi
  • 7Griezmann

Substitutes

  • 2Dest
  • 4Araujo
  • 8Pjanic
  • 12Puig
  • 17Machado Trincão
  • 19Fernandes Siqueira
  • 23Umtiti
  • 24Firpo
  • 26Peña
  • 27Kourouma Kourouma
  • 29De la Fuente
  • 36Tenas

Getafe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Soria
  • 22Suárez
  • 2Dakonam
  • 21Chakla
  • 15CucurellaSubstituted forAkuruguat 45′minutes
  • 11AleñáSubstituted forAbdulaiat 45′minutes
  • 6ChemaSubstituted forMiranda Boachoat 76′minutes
  • 20MaksimovicSubstituted forArambarriat 45′minutes
  • 29Iglesias
  • 9RodríguezSubstituted forÜnalat 63′minutes
  • 5Kubo

Substitutes

  • 1Yáñez
  • 4Etxeita
  • 7Mata
  • 8Portillo
  • 10Ünal
  • 18Arambarri
  • 19Poveda
  • 24Timor
  • 32Miranda Boacho
  • 35Abdulai
  • 39Niang
  • 40Akurugu

Referee:
Jorge Figueroa Vázquez

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