Ousmane Dembele suffers hamstring injury in first Barcelona league start

Sep 17, 2017, 00:31
Ousmane Dembele suffers hamstring injury in first Barcelona league start

Paulinho who arrived at the Camp Nou this summer, came off the bench to net the victor, to ensure their flawless start to the season continues.

The result keeps Ernesto Valverde's side top of the table, having won all four of their games so far this season.

Getafe remain on four points and have now gone 10 LaLiga matches without a home win, despite a fearless performance.

Defending champions Real Madrid travel to Real Sociedad on Sunday (kick-off 19:45 BST).

In the 16th minute Getafe squandered a great opportunity to grab the lead after Molina failed to connect to Baku Shibasaki's deflected cross.

Well, as it happens, it was neither, with Getafe midfielder Gaku Shibasaki opening the scoring during this afternoon's La Liga clash with an absolute fucking wallop of a volley from 25-yard out.

Ousmane Dembele started his first La Liga game alongside Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi in the final third, while Andres Iniesta kept his position in the team.

The away side's first shot on target saw Deulofeu bring a save from Vicente Guaita in the 29th minute, before the Getafe goalkeeper kept out a close-range Samuel Umtiti header three minutes later.

Messi nearly found a quick-fire equaliser, his free kick curling towards Guaita's top-left corner, but the goalkeeper managed to tip it over.

Denis Suarez replaced Iniesta as Barcelona made their second change ahead of the second period, but Getafe continued to resist the pressure as the hosts kept their lead in tact entering the final 35 minutes of action.

However, despite being off-colour for much of the game, Barca were not to be denied a victor.

Former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho scored a late victor as Barcelona maintained their 100% record in La Liga by coming from behind to beat Getafe.

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