Barca journey past Granada


Barcelona shrugged off a deficiency of Lionel Messi as they kept their pretension plea in tact with a 4-1 feat over 10-man Granada during Los Carmenes on Sunday.

  • Granada 1 Barcelona 4
  • Ochoa superb for hosts
  • Suarez opens scoring on HT
  • Boga equalises early in 2nd half
  • Alcacer restores Barca’s lead
  • Saunier OG and Neymar bombardment sign win

Match Summary

Messi was portion a one-match anathema carrying picked adult 5 bookings for a season, and nonetheless Barca took 44 mins to mangle a deadlock by Luis Suarez, a outcome was never in doubt notwithstanding Jeremie Boga equalising early in a second half.

Paco Alcacer easy a visitors’ lead on 64 mins and Matthieu Saunier deflected Ivan Rakitic’s shot past his possess screw reduction than a notation after Uche Agbo was sent off for a Andalusians with 8 mins left on a clock.

Neymar dull off a win in blocking time with a landmark idea to say a two-point opening to La Liga leaders Real Madrid, who also won progressing in a day.

Full Report

The hosts had Guillermo Ochoa to appreciate for gripping them in a competition during a mangle after a screw pulled off countless saves to frustrate Luis Enrique’s side.

Ochoa was called into movement in a seventh notation when Suarez forced him into a excellent greeting save, nonetheless he was beaten by a Uruguayan striker’s chip on 24 mins – usually for a crossbar to come to a rescue.

The Mexico general had to be warning moments after to repudiate Suarez twice in discerning succession, and a Barca ace was left undone after being denied by Ochoa again in a 34th minute.

But Suarez was finally rewarded in a final notation of a half as he raced onto Jordi Alba’s aerial through-ball and chipped Ochoa to open a scoring.

Lucas Alcaraz’s took only 5 second-half mins to reply, with Saunier personification a ideal pass for surrogate Boga to container home in off a distant post and turn a score.

However, a Catalans regrouped and were behind in front 14 mins after when Suarez expelled Alcacer with a lofted pass and a Spaniard kick Ochoa during his nearby post.

Granada suffered a reversal on 82 mins with a exclusion of Agbo for a second yellow card, and a Blaugrana capitalised immediately with a third idea a notation after as Saunier diverted Rakitic’s shot into goal.

There was still time for Neymar to register his 100th idea for a club, a Brazilian volleying home from 6 yards out after being picked out by Alcacer’s cross.

Sunday’s other results:

Sevilla 0-0 Sporting Gijon

Real Madrid 3-0 Alaves

Valencia 3-0 Deportivo La Coruna


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