La Liga

  • Neymar 26’
  • I. Rakitić 43’
  • Neymar 45’
  • L. Messi 62’
  • Neymar 66’
  • L. Messi 82’
3 Half Time 0
La Liga
Camp Nou
Attendance 72,596


    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      Neymar and Messi try to combine well again, but the former is prevented from pulling off a smart back-heel. Xavi then tries to slide a pass through the heart of the Granada defence, but Roberto comes out to collect easily.
    • 0'
      That's all that we have time for from Camp Nou, as Barcelona easily dispatched of Granada 6-0 to continue their excellent start to the season. I've been Simon Harrison and I will see you again next time.
    • 0'
      FULL TIME! Barcelona thrash Granada 6-0 at Camp Nou, with a hat-trick from Neymar helping the Blaugrana to victory. Messi chipped in with a brace, with Rakitic contributing one too. Enrique's side were too strong throughout, with Caparros' definitely having to go back to the drawing board.
    • 0'
      Be sure to return in ten minutes time for all of the second half action, as Caparros attempts to keep his struggling side in the game. The double salvo just before the interval, however, might prove to be too strong of a sucker punch.
    • 0'
      HALF TIME! Barcelona have a commanded 3-0 lead over Granada, with the away side falling apart and conceding two goals in the last few minutes of the half. Neymar has two to his name, with Rakitic heading home the second for the Blaugrana. This game looks as good as won already.
    • 0'
      The two teams are out at Camp Nou in the evening sun, meaning that after the pre-match niceties, kick-off is imminent!
    • 0'
      Granada substitutes: Oier, Pascual, Cordoba, Piti, Nounkeu, Mainz, Martins.
    • 0'
      Granada starting line-up: Roberto; Nyom, Babin, Murillo, Foulquier; Fran Rico, Iturra, Hector Yuste, Javi Marquez; Isaac, El-Arabi.
    • 0'
      Barcelona substitutes: Sandro Ramirez, Iniesta, Pedro, Ter Stegen, Bartra, Montoya, Sergi Roberto.
    • 0'
      Barcelona starting line-up: Bravo; Dani Alves, Mathieu, Mascherano, Adriano; Rakitic, Busquets, Xavi; Munir, Messi, Neymar.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Joaquin Caparros goes for a team that should frustrate Barca, slotting in a solid midfield ahead of several physical defenders. Allan Nyom and Jean-Sylvain Babin provide real presence for the away side, with Manuel Iturra and Hector Yuste asked to sit in front. Success Isaac and Youssef E
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Adriano comes in at left-back for the home side, with Jeremy Mathieu and Javier Mascherano the chosen defensive pair to guard goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. Xavi and Ivan Rakitic sit either side of Sergio Busquets, while Munir is selected to support Lionel Messi in attack in favour of Pedro. I
    • 0'
      I'm Simon Harrison and I will be keeping you up to date with proceedings from Camp Nou, as Luis Enrique's men continue to try and set the early league pace at the summit of the table. A goalless draw against Malaga last time out blots an otherwise unblemished record for the hosts.
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live coverage of Barcelona versus Granada in one of La Liga's earlier kick-offs, as the Blaugrana attempt to maintain their fantastic start to the campaign. The visitors too, however, have been impressive thus far and come into this clash with only one defeat in their last five
    • 1'
      We are underway in the first half, with Barcelona looking to continue their excellent start to La Liga! Granada have it all to do if they are to take even a point this evening. The hosts are in their customary red and blue, while Caparros' men don a pale blue strip.
    • 2'
      Babin is forced to head a Dani Alves cross behind despite his goalkeeper coming out to claim, giving the hosts an early corner. Xavi takes, but El-Arabi heads clear. Success tries to break, but Mathieu puts in a good recovering tackle.
    • 4'
      Barcelona are in control in the early stages, seeing plenty of the ball, but Granada have already shown that they have pace on the break. The away side are packing their penalty area, before countering very vertically.
    • 6'
      Neymar uses a couple of tricks to get beyond Nyom, but his near post cross is far too tame to reach Rakitic. Granada are sitting in two structured banks of four, with Success and El Arabi asked to do the pressing at the front.
    • 7'
      El Arabi strikes the crossbar! Foulquier does brilliantly down the left, before the Granada striker's first effort is blocked by Mathieu. The rebound falls back to the Moroccan forward, who is able to hook an improvised finish against the woodwork and behind for a goal kick!
    • 9'
      Enrique's men continue to control proceedings, but the pace of Granada's front two could pose some issues for Mascherano. Mathieu just about has enough pace to keep stride with the dangerous duo.
    • 10'
      Munir fires wide! A short corner is whipped in by Alves, with Roberto unable to claim! The ball loops over the goalkeeper, before Mathieu cushion a pass across the six-yard box. It was an awkward opportunity, but the youngster fails to poke into an unguarded net from close range!
    • 12'
      Xavi tries to clip a lofted pass forward to Munir, but Murillo makes an acrobatic clearance to ensure that the youngster isn't able to take his second big chance of the game.
    • 13'
      Barcelona see a goal ruled out for offside! Adriano whips a cross into the path of Messi, who finishes clinically, but the linesman already had his flag up! The Argentina international affords himself a smile.
    • 14'
      Neymar heads wide! Alves delivers another excellent cross from the right, with Roberto caught in no man's land once again! The Brazilian forward rises above Nyom at the back post, but can't turn his effort inside the upright!
    • 15'
      Neymar shoots, but Fran Rico charges it down! Messi worked his way down the left brilliantly, before cutting an intelligent ball back from the byline. Barcelona aren't afraid to play directly early on!
    • 16'
      Messi and Rakitic show some nice touches in quick succession, earning the latter a round of applause from the home fans. Although the hosts haven't managed to convert the opener yet, things are looking positive.
    • 18'
      Despite Barca's dominance, Granada are just about managing to keep their clean sheet intact at the moment. Roberto hasn't looked convincing in between the posts whatsoever, but there are plenty of blue shirts crowding the edge of the box.
    • 20'
      Neymar earns his side a corner, as a near post strike is deflected behind, before Roberto and his defenders suffer some miscommunication once again in dealing with the set piece. Barca continue to turn the screw.
    • 22'
      Granada are trapped in their own half at the moment, with the home side racking up corner after corner. Enrique's men are playing directly without a great deal of success, but their pressure is bound to tell at some point. Success is found in behind Rakitic, but the Nigerian forward is caught offsid
    • 23'
      Javi Marquez spots Bravo slightly off his line and decides to try and chip the Chilean goalkeeper. Fortunately for Barca, the midfielder's effort is wayward and fails to reach its intended target. Xavi then shoots from 25 yards, but Roberto is able to hold onto his powerful strike.
    • 25'
      Roberto plays a long ball upfield, to which El Arabi gives chase. The Morocco international gets in behind enemy lines, but is instead halted by the sight of the linesman's flag. Granada continue to sound reminders that they hold something of a threat on the break.
    • 26'
      G Neymar Assist L. Messi
    • 26'
      GOOOOOOOOAL! NEYMAR OPENS THE SCORING FOR BARCA! The Brazilian takes his time, before trying to slot a finish beyond the goalkeeper, but it takes a wicked deflection off Babin and loops over Roberto. A mistake from Yuste is clinically punished in the build-up, before Neymar gets very lucky!
    • 28'
      Granada have been under pressure, but will feel very hard done to, as the first goal they've conceded was incredibly unfortunate. Barcelona continue to press forward from the restart, keen to put themselves firmly ahead before the break.
    • 30'
      Mathieu continues to use his pace well to deny Success, with the Frenchman important in preventing plenty of Granada counter-attacks. Caparros' men maintain the exact same game plan, before winning a corner. Babin loops a header towards the far post, but Bravo claims acrobatically.
    • 32'
      We're past the half hour mark and Barcelona won't have too many complaints with how they've started. Alves and Adriano have been positive when pushing forward, with Neymar and Messi looking bright in more advanced areas. In particular, the Brazilian right-back's deliveries have been excellent.
    • 34'
      Fran Rico is cautioned by the referee.
    • 34'
      Fran Rico picks up the first yellow card of the game for a very scrappy challenge on Neymar. There was no need for the Granada captain to make that tackle and he stands on thin disciplinary ice as a result.
    • 36'
      Less than ten minutes remain until the interval, with Barcelona maintaining their search for a second goal. Enrique's men are moving the ball well, but the sheer number of bodies in the Granada penalty area is making it difficult for Alves' crosses to find their intended targets.
    • 38'
      Granada are essentially sitting with a back five, inviting plenty of pressure on willingly. Caparros is well known for his tactical prowess and thus far the visiting coach has managed to limit Barcelona to hopeful direct crosses.
    • 40'
      Foulquier overlaps down the left-hand side, but Munir tracks back excellently to win his side a throw-in. That speaks volumes of this Enrique outfit, they are prepared to all work hard for the collective.
    • 42'
      Only a few minutes of first-half action remains for Barcelona to push their noses further in front, with the away side turning in an excellent defensive display - but for a misplaced pass from Yuste. The hosts patiently probe, retaining possession as is customary. Success heads narrowly wide after a
    • 43'
      G I. Rakitić Assist L. Messi
    • 43'
      The assist came from L. Messi.
    • 43'
      GOOOOOOOOAL! RAKITIC MAKES IT TWO! Messi dribbles to the right byline brilliantly, before cutting back a great cross! The Croatia international directs a glancing header inside the far post from six yards out! Barcelona lead 2-0!
    • 45'
      G Neymar Assist L. Messi
    • 45'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! NEYMAR GRABS HIS SECOND! A through ball is half-cleared by Roberto, allowing for the Brazil international to pick his spot and curl the loose ball into the top right corner! Barcelona are 3-0 to the good!
    • 46'
      SI Eddy Pascual SO L. Messi
    • 46'
      SI Piti SO L. Messi
    • 46'
      Piti enters the game and replaces Fran Rico.
    • 46'
      Héctor Yuste is done for the day. Eddy Pascual is his replacement.
    • 46'
      We are back underway in the second half at Camp Nou! Barcelona may have netted three times before the break, but under Enrique the hosts are always keen to rack up goals.
    • 47'
      Barcelona haven't chosen to make any changes at the break, but Caparros replaces two of his players. Yuste is withdrawn for Eddy Pascual, while Piti comes into the fray in place of Fran Rico.
    • 49'
      Barcelona remain in total control, with Caparros' changes not having an immediate impact. Success and El Arabi continue to be threatening on the break, but Mathieu is having a fantastic game at centre-back.
    • 51'
      Granada are struggling to keep tabs on Barca's forward runners, with Neymar picked out on the left flank. The Brazilian tries to beat Nyom with a nutmeg, but the right-back makes an interception and is able to bring possession out from his own corner.
    • 53'
      The tempo isn't particularly high, with Barca keen to get their opposition chasing as they probe for gaps. Murillo and Foulquier play a couple of smart passes to play their way out of trouble at left-back.
    • 54'
      Neymar tries to play a one-two at the edge of the box with Rakitic, but the Croatian slips as he tries to return possession to his teammate. Mathieu slides in yet again to deny another Granada break.
    • 56'
      Great save from Roberto! Messi is felled by Eddy at the edge of the penalty area, before getting up to stand over the free kick himself. Xavi strikes it, finding the bottom right corner, but the Granada goalkeeper dives at full stretch to deny the former Spain international!
    • 57'
      Munir fires just wide! The teenager is picked out by Messi on the right-hand side, before dragging a finish across goal. It whistles past the outside of the upright, almost shaving some paint off of it on the way behind for a goal kick.
    • 58'
      SI Sergi Roberto SO L. Messi
    • 58'
      I. Rakitić is replaced with Sergi Roberto.
    • 59'
      Enrique makes his first change of the match, with Rakitic replaced by Sergi Roberto. The Croatia international has been excellent tonight, with it really down to the substitute to make an impact and prove he's worth a spot in the matchday squad. Adriano curls wide from the edge of the box.
    • 61'
      Less than half an hour remains, with Barcelona yet to open the scoring in the second half. Messi is looking incredibly bright in attack, but the Blaugrana haven't been as clinical as they might have liked. Granada continue to sit back and hope to achieve damage limitation.
    • 62'
      G L. Messi Assist L. Messi
    • 62'
      The assist came from Dani Alves.
    • 62'
      GOOOOOOOOOAL! MESSI MAKES IT 4-0! What a move from Barcelona! Xavi clips a fantastic ball in behind the left-back for Alves to cushion across. Messi is found at the back post to steer home a powerful header! Roberto had no chance!
    • 64'
      SI Bartra SO L. Messi
    • 64'
      Busquets is done for the day. Bartra is his replacement.
    • 64'
      Well, if the game wasn't won before the half-time break, it is now. Granada haven't tested Bravo whatsoever in the second half, with the likes of Neymar and Messi running riot in the opposition half. Caparros' changes delayed the inevitable, however.
    • 66'
      G Neymar Assist L. Messi
    • 66'
      SI Luís Martins SO L. Messi
    • 66'
      Y. El-Arabi is replaced with Luís Martins.
    • 66'
      L. Messi gave the assist.
    • 66'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Make that five! It's a free-flowing move yet again, with Barcelona carving their opposition apart! Xavi and Messi exchange possession, before Neymar is picked out in space in the penalty area. He keeps his head to slot a finish beyond a very angry Roberto.
    • 68'
      Despite going five goals to the good, Barcelona are showing no signs of letting up. Granada just haven't been at the races in the second half and it appears that the away side are yearning for the full time whistle already.
    • 69'
      Roberto denies Neymar! The Brazilian tries his luck with his right foot, but the Granada goalkeeper is comfortably able to get across to make the save. Barca continue to purr!
    • 70'
      Munir clips a great cross to the back post, before Nyom gets ahead of Messi to head clear. The Argentine accidentally clashes with the right-back, who needs some quick treatment, with Messi very apologetic.
    • 71'
      SI Sandro Ramírez SO L. Messi
    • 71'
      Munir is done for the day. Sandro Ramírez is his replacement.
    • 72'
      Success hits the side netting, but the forward was caught offside anyhow. He volleys wide of the target, but that shot was really travelling. The youngster has shown some flashes of potential this evening.
    • 74'
      Just over a quarter of an hour remains, but Granada have absolutely no hope of mounting a comeback. It's merely a matter of how many goals the hosts can score, with their early season form looking to continue in fantastic style.
    • 76'
      Granada are tiring slightly, with this game nothing more than a routine exercise. The visitors are going through the motions, with Messi continuing to look in fantastic shape heading into another Champions League week.
    • 78'
      Messi tests Roberto after receiving a pass from Sergi Roberto, but the goalkeeper is easily able to beat the danger well clear. The substitute midfielder is involved again moments later, but his back post cross is dealt with excellently by Murillo.
    • 80'
      Only ten minutes are on the clock for Granada to see out, with the visitors packing the box and simply make themselves hard to play through. Alves clips a cross towards Messi, who is unmarked at the back post, but finds the grateful gloves of Roberto instead. Success goes down briefly with a knock,
    • 81'
      Dani Alves is cautioned by the referee.
    • 82'
      G L. Messi Assist L. Messi
    • 82'
      GOOOOOOOOAL! MESSI MAKES IT SIX! The Argentine scampers into the box after robbing Murillo, before slotting a simple finish over Roberto and into the far corner. It just gets worse for Granada.
    • 84'
      D. Foulquier receives a yellow card.
    • 84'
      Foulquier is booked for a cynical tug on Dani Alves, after the Frenchman lost out to the Brazilian. Only six minutes remain for Granada to see out, with Caparros' side happy to head back to the dressing room right now.
    • 86'
      Mascherano is penalised once again in midfield, with Granada pushing upfield. Piti shoots from 30 yards out for the away side, but Bravo is happy to watch the ball over his crossbar.
    • 88'
      Caparros remains on the edge of his technical area, looking concerned until the very end. Eddy shoots from the periphery of the penalty box, but isn't able to keep it down! Bartra slid in well to pressure the Murcia loanee.
    • 89'
      Eddy Pascual is cautioned by the referee.
    • 89'
      Success goes down asking for a penalty, as Bartra puts in a clumsy leg, but the referee waves away the visitors' claims! Things just aren't going Granada's way whatsoever today, though it would have been a soft spot kick.
    • 90'
      There are two minutes of stoppage time at the end of this game.

    Line Up

    Sergi Roberto



    Diego Martínez



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 10 11
    Yellow Cards 1 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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