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Barcelona 4-0 Getafe: Finally a dominant win for Xavi and his men

Barcelona delivered one of their standout performances of the season, securing a commanding 4-0 victory over Getafe on Saturday.

Barcelona eased past Getafe in a mesmerizing display that saw Xavi’s man score four goals and miss on a couple of other serious chances. In the first half, Raphinha scored the lone goal as Barcelona exhibited dominance, adopting a more direct style of play to exploit Getafe’s high defensive line. After halftime, Joao Felix, Frenkie de Jong, and Fermin Lopez joined in the scoring spree.

Despite Robert Lewandowski having a goal disallowed for offside, Barcelona could have easily notched up seven or eight goals in the match.

Early in the game, De Jong lost possession and Mason Greenwood almost capitalized on the opportunity, but his shot was expertly saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Ter Stegen’s precise long passes proved effective for Barcelona, with both Felix and Raphinha creating scoring chances by exploiting Getafe’s defensive line.

Barcelona vs Getafe: Raphinha showed his worth

Raphinha capitalized on a chance 20 minutes into the game, converting Jules Kounde’s long pass to give Barcelona the lead.

Barcelona continued to threaten, with Raphinha delivering a tantalizing cross that narrowly missed Ilkay Gundogan. They missed several opportunities to extend their lead, with Raphinha squandering a clear chance and misconnecting with Felix just before halftime.

Despite a brief scare when Luis Milla hit the post, Barcelona maintained control and doubled their lead through Felix.

Andreas Christensen started another counterattack, sprinting forward and sent a precise cut-back for Felix to easily tap in, unlike Raphinha’s earlier attempt.

Although Lewandowski thought he had scored soon after, the offside flag rightly invalidated his goal, but Barcelona didn’t have to wait long for their third.

De Jong initiated a swift attack and capitalized on Raphinha’s skillful play to slot the ball into an empty net as the goalkeeper was out of position.

Barcelona continued to press for a fourth goal, which their performance warranted. Lewandowski tested Soria with a close-range shot late in the game, but there was still time for one more goal. Vitor Roque’s shot was saved, but Fermin was there to calmly slot in the rebound.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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