Dembele injured in first Barca league start

Spanish La Liga match report Getafe v FC Barcelona 16 September 2017

Barcelona will feel fortunate to leave with all three points after being nowhere near their best against an impressive Getafe outfit.

Ousmane Dembele hobbled off injured on his first league start, as Denis Suarez clipped in Barca's leveller.

The opening 25 minutes of football passed without Barcelona having a single shot on target, and it got worse for the visitors when Dembele limped off the field with a hamstring injury on his first league start for the club, which saw Gerard Deulofeu introduced off the bench.

Dembele, Barcelona's record signing, had started against Juventus in the club's 3-0 Champions League win on Tuesday.

After Barca failed to properly clear a Getafe free-kick, Shibasaki was on hand to absolutely thunder a flawless volley past Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and into the top corner.

Getafe's energy and pressure was too much for the Catalans and they were able to take the lead when Shibasaki fired in a superb 20-yard volley on 39 minutes, leaving Marc-Andre ter Stegen helpless in goal.

In first half stoppage time Guaita produced a good save to turn Lionel Messi's free kick away for a corner.

Barcelona found their equaliser after half-time through Denis Suarez, who received a pass from Sergi Roberto inside the box and fired a right-footed shot across keeper Vicente Guaita and into the far corner.

Paulinho came off the Barcelona bench in the 77th minute as the league leaders looked to hurt Getafe late on, but it was the home side that nearly scored 10 minutes from time, with Sergio Mora having a low shot deflected onto the post.

Paulinho celebrates after his winning goal helps Barcelona beat Getafe 2-1.

The victory keeps Barca flawless in La Liga on the young season, with 12 points from four matches.

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