Barcelona – Girona
Spain. Primera División. Pekan ke-5
Stadion Camp Nou
Wasit Jesús Gil Manzano
Wasit garis Ángel Nevado RodríguezJavier Martínez Nicolás
Wasit pengganti Sergio Usón Rosel
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Hello and welcome to our live text coverage of Barca vs Girona!
Barcelona XI (4–3–3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Arthur, Sergio Busquets, Arturo Vidal; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele.
Barca subs: Jasper Cillessen, Munir El Haddadi, Ivan Rakitic, Philippe Coutinho, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, Denis Suarez.
Barca are off to energetic start, with Dembele already setting the tempo high.
Dembele delivers a cross into the penalty area towards Alba but the former's ball is cleared away for a corner. The resulting set piece comes to nothing.
Barca win another corner, with Dembele working it short before Busquets fails to make the most of the pass into the danger area.
Barca are pressing but are yet to take a shot on target.
Messi bursts towards the box, skipping past three defenders before unleashing a low shot goalwards but Bono makes a crucial save!
Semedo is booked for his late challenge on the opponents as Girona try to hit Barca on the break.
Arthur receives a yellow card for his mistimed tackle on Benitez.
Stuani receives a yellow card for late tackle on Semedo.
GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL! Vidal does well to hold off the challenges from opposition players before playing the ball across the penalty area for Messi to slot home an easu finish!
Barca continue to push forward looking for their second goal as Girona sit deep now and absorb the pressure.
Suarez beats his marker on the edge of the penalty area before rifling goalwards but Girona's keeper makes a save.
Barca launch waves of attacks, looking especially dangerous in wide areas.
The pattern of the game remains the same as Girona now seem happy not to concede more goals as Barca pile forward.
Portu moves inside the penalty area before going past Ter Stegen and rolling the ball goalwards but Pique is there to make a goal-line clearance for a corner!
Barca still attack but Girona keep things tight at the back.
VAR time! Lenglet is sent off for catching Pons with his arm after the ref initially awarded a free-kick in Barca's favour!
Benitez rifles a free-kick goalwards but Ter Stegen makes a confident save.
Espinosa is booked for getting his hands around Suarez during an areal challenge.
Messi strikes the resulting free-kick but it causes no threat to Bono.
Umtiti is warming up and seems ready to come on.
HT: Barca 1–1 Girona. The hosts bossed the game in the first half, scoring an opener through Messi but Lenglet's sending off took its toll, with Stuani drawing the game level.
GOAL. Girona net an equaliser as Benitez delivers a cross into the penalty area for Stuani to beat Pique in an individual battle and send the ball into the net.
Second half is underway!
Semedo makes a run down the right flank before flashing a cross into the penalty area for Suarez but the latter's effort is blocked for a corner! The resulting set piece comes to nothing.
GOAL. Portu goes past Pique before firing a shot that Ter Stegen parries away but Stuani is there to seize on the rebound.
Barca looked like a different team after Lenglet's sending-off and Girona's second goal did not really come as a complete surprise.
Rakitic comes on for Vidal to add some attacking creativity in the midfield.
Barca win a free-kick before Messi hits the crossbar with his curling shot!
Messi fires another free-kick but Bono turns the ball away for a corner!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL! Suarez sees his powerful effort parries away into the air before Pique rises to head the equaliser!
It is a very important goal for Pique, confidence-wise, as our centre-back was at fault for both Girona's goals.
Alcala fouls Messi as Barca win a free-kick in a very dangerous area.
Messi takes the resulting free-kick but Le sends the ball straight into Bono's arms.
Barca continue pushing forward, with Girona not looking solid at the back at all.
Barca are piling on even more pressure on the opponents who have almost run out of gas and find it very hard to deal with Barca's attacks.
Suarez tries his luck from distance but the ball takes a deflection and goes over the bar! Barca take the resulting corner as Umtiti's eventual shot goalwards is blocked.
Pique receives a yellow card for his foul in the middle of the park.
Busquets goes down inside the penalty area during an individual duel with Girona's defender but the ref waves play on.
Coutinho rifles a shot towards the corner of the net from outside the penalty area but his effort sails wide of the post.
3 minutes added on.
FT: Barca 2–2 Girona. The visitors managed to hold on to the draw despite Barca's efforts to pull out a win, playing with ten men after Lenglet's sending-off in the first half. That's all from us, thank you for your company and until next time!
Lionel Messi Yassine Bounou
Cristhian Stuani Marc-André ter Stegen
Samuel Umtiti On Ousmane Dembélé Off
Borja García On Aleix García Off
Cristhian Stuani Marc-André ter Stegen
Ivan Rakitić On Arturo Vidal Off
Philippe Coutinho On Arthur Off
Gerard Piqué Yassine Bounou
Douglas Luiz On Álex Granell Off
Seydou Doumbia On Portu Off