La Liga

  • L. Messi 8’
  • L. Messi 14’
  • L. Messi 58’
  • Neymar 83’
10/01/2016
La Liga
Camp Nou
Attendance 70,720

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 0'
      Full time at Camp Nou. Barcelona move back to the top of the Spanish Primera Division with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Granada in Catalunya. Lionel Messi was the hero of the day as he netted a smart hat-trick after superb build up play from the Blaugrana attack, while Neymar also got on the sco
    • 0'
      Very little injury time added on by the referee and we now reach the break at Camp Nou. Barcelona have been dominant in this Spanish Primera Division clash against Granada and have a 2-0 lead at half-time after two goals from Lionel Messi after great work from Arda Turan and Luis Suarez respectively
    • 0'
      Granada (4-3-3): Andres Fernandez; Edgar, Lomban, Doria, Biraghi; Agbo Uche, Khrin, Ruben Perez; Rochina, Success, Penarada.
    • 0'
      Barcelona (4-3-3): Bravo; Vidal, Pique, Vermaelen, Alba; Arda, Rakitic, Sergi Roberto; Neymar, Suarez, Messi.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS...
    • 0'
      In the corresponding fixture last campaign in Catalunya, Barcelona ran riot and put six past Granada in a 6-0 victory. On that occasion in September of 2014, Neymar bagged a hat-trick while there was also a double for Messi and a strike from Ivan Rakitic, so Jose Ramon Sandoval will be keen to ensur
    • 0'
      The visitors today have a quite shocking record when travelling to face Barca in La Liga. Among the sides to play at least 20 league games away from home at Camp Nou, they are the only one yet to have won there, having played on 21 occasions. They have also lost 11 out of the last 12 fixtures betwee
    • 0'
      Granada are currently embroiled in a relegation battle in the Spanish Primera Division and are situated in 17th – just two points clear of the dropzone. Their fortunes in the cup during the week couldn't really be more in contrast to Barcelona, as they were comprehensively defeated 4-0 by Valencia a
    • 0'
      That cup clash against Espanyol midweek actually came on the back of a league clash between the two city rivals. That was a similarly intensely fought fixture, which saw Los Cules held to a 0-0 stalemate by Constantin Galca's charges, who were again accused of being slightly overzealous when going i
    • 0'
      Barcelona may indeed be sporting some war wounds this afternoon as they are coming off a feisty derby match against Espanyol in the Copa del Rey during the week. Luis Enrique's outfit ran out comfortable 4-1 winners in the end thanks to a double from Lionel Messi and strikes from Neymar and Gerard P
    • 0'
      Today's clash presents the Blaugrana with the opportunity to return to the summit of La Liga and overtake Atletico Madrid in the process, with Diego Simeone's men not featuring this weekend until tomorrow afternoon against Celta Vigo. Should the hosts claim all three points, it may indeed be a tempo
    • 0'
      Good afternoon football fans! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the Spanish Primera Division clash between Barcelona and Granada from Camp Nou!
    • 1'
      We are under way at Camp Nou!
    • 2'
      The first shot on goal, perhaps surprisingly, comes from Granada as Rochina collects possession around 35 yards out and goes for the speculative attempt drilled towards the top left corner. Decently struck, but it was never going to pose much of a threat to Bravo, and ends up floating over.
    • 4'
      Penarada bursts his way down the right wing and manages to get to the byline before lofting an outstanding cross deep into the area, but he has very little support in the final third which allows Rakitic to very calmly chest into the arms of the onrushing Bravo. Very competent work in the end from t
    • 6'
      Suarez drifts in behind the Granada defence and Andres Fernandez darts off his line in an attempt to cut off supply to the Uruguayan, who in the end only manages to win the corner for Barcelona as the goalkeeper stands tall and doesn't dive in. Not the most convincing work from the keeper, but it wo
    • 8'
      G L. Messi Assist A. Turan
    • 8'
      Arda Turan gets a debut assist in his first league start for Barcelona, as he sends a precision pass into the feet of Messi!
    • 8'
      GOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLL FOR BARCELONA! Suarez brilliantly leaves a pass into feet on the edge of the box which sees Arda collect possession on the left channel. The Turk then cuts inside before sliding a neat pass in to Messi, who sends a lightly touched finish into the bottom right corner! One-nil!
    • 10'
      Granada actually started the match relatively positively, considering their awful record when travelling to Camp Nou. However, an early goal is the absolute worst thing that could have happened to them this afternoon as Barcelona can now focus on driving forward for more goals, with Neymar, Messi, a
    • 12'
      VITAL interception from Doria! Arda bursts forward with pace and attemps to grab his first goal at the Camp Nou with a strike towards the bottom corner, but before he can pull the trigger, the Granada defender recovers to eventually win the goal kick for his side with an oustanding slided challenge!
    • 14'
      G L. Messi Assist A. Turan
    • 14'
      Some superb work by Suarez as he fakes to go for the shot and instead puts the ball on a plate for Messi to score!
    • 14'
      GOOOOAAALLL! GOOALLLL FOR BARCA!! What a start from the hosts! Suarez drifts down the left wing and typically cuts on to his right foot before dinking a lovely cross to the opposite end of the box for Suarez. The Uruguayan unselfishly, and cleverly, opts against going for the shot and instead lofts
    • 16'
      Dear, oh dear, Granada. The visitors are sinking without a trace here and they really need to sort themselves out at the back, or they could very easily lose this game by seven or eight goals the way things are going. We are only 16 minutes in, and Barcelona have created five great chances going for
    • 18'
      Arda Turan really has slotted into this Barcelona side seamlessly in his first two matches. Naturally, the Turk has had six months of training to get up to speed and to acclimatise himseld to how the Blaugrana plat, but it is much different to doing it on the training pitch and doing it on matchday!
    • 20'
      Alba, who has displayed tonnes of attacking ambition so far in this first half, gets forward down the left touchline once again and then fires a pass into the feet of Neymar, who brilliantly flicks a back heel round the tackles of the oncoming defender. However, the Brazilian just can't manage to la
    • 22'
      Granada manage to venture into the final third for one of the first times in the match and do so through Success, who collects possession on the edge of the box. The Nigerian then neatly lays the ball into the path of Rochina in behind the Barcelona defence, but the former Blackburn Rovers attacker
    • 24'
      We are just beyond the midway point in the first half now and the opening portion of the match has flown by, which it tends to do when Barcelona are playing with such confidence going forward. They have been so dominant that Granada are probably grateful that the deficit is only two at the moment!
    • 26'
      WHAT A SITTER FROM SUAREZ! The former Liverpool striker pops up around 25 yards out and glides forward before exchanging a terrific one-two with Neymar before bursting into the box. He rounds the goalkeeper and only has to pass into the empty net, but rushes his finish and ends up skewing his strike
    • 28'
      One thing that Granada can take slight heart from is the fact that they do possess decent pace up top through the likes of Success and Penarada. However, their midfield is barely seeing any possession whatsoever so it will take a moment of quality in the centre in order to release the speed of the s
    • 29'
      First yellow card of the match now, and it is a deserved one for Rochina as the Granada captain leaves the boot in on Rakitic down the right wing, which eventually sees the former Sevilla midfielder go down in a heap in front of the dugout. That did look a sore one!
    • 31'
      SAVE FROM ANDRES! Vidal attempts to do his best Dani Alves impression whilst deputising for the Brazilian as he powerfully runs forward with authority before hitting the byline and reversing a teasing cross back into the area! Messi, who is going for a first half hat-trick, opens up his left boot to
    • 33'
      There is a rather interesting duel developing between Rakitic and Rochina out there, as the former perhaps attempts to extract revenge for the previous challenge with a very late tackle inside the centre circle. Surprisingly though, the Croatian escapes a yellow card, which infuriates the Granada at
    • 35'
      Ten minutes to go in this first half and the only thing that has been surprising up until now is that Barcelona haven't found the net more routinely since going two goals up relatively early on. Granada haven't exactly defended well, but more the Blaugrana have took their foot off the gas.
    • 37'
      Rakitic seems eager to get on the scoresheet this afternoon as already he has attempted to go for goal with a strike from range on more than one occasion. He does so again after his latest venture into the final third, but again it just skews slightly wide of the mark. Perhaps he left his shooting b
    • 39'
      FANTASTIC CLEARANCE FROM DORIA! Barcelona move forward in a sweeping counterattack and possession eventually comes to Suarez, who makes a drifting run in behind the Granada defence. Yet again, the Uruguayan attempts to set up a team-mate instead of going for goal himself, and plays square for Messi
    • 41'
      The Camp Nou faithful behind the goal on the right-hand side rise out of their seats in celebration as they think they have just gone 3-0 up after a strike from Neymar, but after a few seconds they realise that the terrific volley from the Brazilian actually slammed into the side-netting rather than
    • 43'
      ROCHINA! HOW CLOSE WAS THAT?! The Granada captain, who is one of the only players from the visiting team to have pass marks so far, picks up the ball on the edge of the Barcelona box and finda a yard of space before drilling a lovely strike aimed at the right corner! Bravo struggles to get across go
    • 46'
      SI Mainz SO A. Turan
    • 46'
      A change to report at the break and it comes from Sandoval as the Granada boss withdraws Krhin in favour of Diego Mainz, in what is a slightly defensive move from the visitors. Let's see if it pays off for them.
    • 46'
      We are back under way in this Spanish Primera Division clash!
    • 48'
      You get the feeling that this scoreline this afternoon may depend on how much damage Barcelona care to inflict on Granada. I don't think there is any doubt now that they have the match won, so it be down to how hungry Neymar, Messi, Suarez etc. are for more goals! Spoiler: They probably will be!
    • 50'
      Edgar evades the challenge of Alba and moves into space down the right touchline before passing into the feet of Success and going for the return pass deep down the channel. The Nigerian attempts to go with the run of his team-mate, but the quality in the ball isn't there and Barca end up getting th
    • 52'
      Neymar receives the ball with his back to goal near the dugout and attempts to turn sharply before driving ahead. However, the tempo goes out of the Barcelona attack rather quickly as Lomban takes out the Brazilian with a strong challenge, that really should have earned the Granada defender a yellow
    • 54'
      Well surely that is a penalty kick to Barcelona! Suarez manages to get in behind the Granada defence and then cuts inside on his right foot, poised to get the shot away. Before he can pull the trigger, though, he is clearly clipped on the top of the ankle by Diego Mainz! The referee decides to play
    • 56'
      Another booking for Granada now and it deservedly comes to Edgar, who cynically takes out the run of Alba down the left wing with a hack to the shin. That was a very poor challenge, and he'll need to be a lot more careful for the rest of the match whilst on a yellow!
    • 57'
      The yellows are coming thick and fast for Granada now, and the latest guilty party if Lomban, who leaves the boot in on Neymar.
    • 58'
      G L. Messi Assist A. Turan
    • 58'
      GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLL FOR BARCELONA! MESSI GETS THE HAT-TRICK! The home side instigate a sweeping move down the left wing and Arda eventually beautifully dummies a pass into his feet, which releases Neymar into the box! The Brazilian's strike ends up bouncing off the post but the predatory Messi i
    • 60'
      Granada need to be very careful not to lose their discipline here as they have yet another booking, which is the third in a very shot period of time. The latest player to see the wrath of the referee is Doria, who goes in slightly two-footed on Vidal down the right wing, which sees Barca get the fre
    • 63'
      Barca get involved in the yellow card action now, and the guilty party is league debutant, Vidal who brings down Success on the right channel to halt a potential Granada counterattack.
    • 65'
      SI Dani Alves SO A. Turan
    • 65'
      First change of the match from Luis Enrique now and it is one that sums up the depth of the squad available to him, as he introduced first-choice right-back Dani Alves in place of Aleix Vidal, who certainly has a bright future at Camp Nou, possibly taking over from the Brazilian.
    • 67'
      You have to hand it to Granada slightly as they could easily have crumbled after going two goals down so early on. Barcelona have helped them by taking their foot off the glass, but there hasn't been a lack of desire of passion present in the ranks of the visitors, so fair play.
    • 69'
      Just over 20 minutes remaining in this afternoon Liga clash and Barcelona have had this match sewn up for a very long time now, so the only question still remaining really is how goals they will tally up.
    • 72'
      SI Adriano Correia SO A. Turan
    • 72'
      SI Robert Ibañez SO A. Turan
    • 72'
      Barcelona follow suit and make a change of their own, and their second league debutant of the day, Arda, comes off, this time with Adriano entering the action. The Turk and Vidal are just lacking some match fitness, which is natural after not featuring for six months, so Enrique is smartly just easi
    • 72'
      Another change from the visitors here and it sees the highly ineffectual Penarada make way for Robert Ibanez.
    • 74'
      This is around the time in the match when Neymar starts to pull out his bag of tricks, and today is no different as he picks up the ball on the edge of the area before dazzling Doria with a few stepovers. Eventually, he lays into the path of Alba who subsequently flashes a cross into the six-yard bo
    • 76'
      Granada's season will not be determined by results against the likes of Barcelona, but more against their fellow relegation candidates at the bottom end of the table. They shouldn't take this result too much to heart, no matter how much they have been outclassed.
    • 78'
      SI Javi Márquez SO A. Turan
    • 78'
      Third and final change from Granada now and it sees Ruben Rochina leave the Camp Nou pitch to a chorus of hushed boos, mainly because he has played relatively well this afternoon. His replacement will be Javi Marquez for the last 12 minutes or so of play.
    • 80'
      It has been a rather odd performance from Barcelona today, as it looked for all intents and purposes that they would go out and demolish Granada after taking the lead so early, but it is only Messi who has really starred out there on the pitch, and even he hasn't been at his best! Suarez and Neymar
    • 82'
      This result will take Barcelona top of the table, but it may be just temporary depending on how Atletico Madrid fair against Celta Vigo in the league tomorrow afternoon. Real Madrid are also in the mix, albeit slightly further back, but they will be buoyed by the recent appointment of Zinedine Zidan
    • 83'
      G Neymar Assist A. Turan
    • 83'
      Suarez has been a true team-mate this afternoon, and gets another assist for the season with a perfect pass to the back post for Neymar!
    • 83'
      GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL FOR BARCELONA!! THAT'S FOUR! The Catalan side probe in and around the Granada penalty area and the ball eventually comes to Suarez, who picks out Neymar at the back post after a clever dummy from Messi! The Brazilian makes no mistake with the fishing and lifts the ball over the kee
    • 85'
      It remains to be seen how much added time the referee with signal here as there isn't really a need for the game to go beyond 90 minutes too much. Barcelona will gladly take this three points and Granada will glady get on the bus home!
    • 87'
      You have to commend Pique as he knows his side have the victory confirmed here, but he still strives to scurry back and take the ball off Ruben Perez in order to ensure he and his team-mates keep the clean sheet this afternoon.
    • 89'
      Great defending from Biraghi! Neymar powers down the left with pace and effortlessly gets beyond Edgar to hit the byline and stand a teasing cross to the back post, which is begging to be headed home! Before a Barca player can get there, though, the Granada defender is on hand to clear from just a f
    • 90'
      Well, it has only took over 90 minutes, but Bravo is finally called into some meaningful action. Granada get the free kick around 35 yards out and Javi Marquez decides to go for goal with a whipped strike over the wall and towards goal, but in the end it proves relatively routine for the Barca keepe
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Defender
    spain
    Jordi Alba
    18
    Defender
    spain
    Sergi Roberto
    20

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    spain
    Diego Martínez

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

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

    POSSESSION

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

    ATTACK

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

    DEFENCE

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

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 14 19
    Yellow Cards 1 4
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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