Barcelona 6-1 Getafe: La Liga Match as It Happened
Barcelona put on their Sunday best as they took apart Getafe 6-1 in the midday sunshine in Catalunya.
Andres Iniesta was magnificent for the first two goals as Alexis Sanchez and Lionel Messi put Barca into a 2-0 half time lead.
David Villa and substitute Cristian Tello then made it 4-0 before Alvaro Vazquez pulled back a consolation for Getafe.
But that was not that and in the last few minutes Barca added two more, through Iniesta and Gerard Pique, to put the gloss on the score line which was probably deserved.
Camp Nou, Barcelona; La Liga
Barcelona 6-1 Getafe (Alexis, Messi, Villa, Tello, Iniesta, Pique - Alvaro) (FT)
Barcelona: Valdes; Adriano (Alves), Pique, Puyol (Mascherano), Alba; Song, Thiago, Iniesta; Alexis (Tello), Messi, Villa
Getafe: Codina; Torres, Alexis, Lopo, Escudero; Borja, Lacen; Castro, Barrada (Sarabia), Gavilan (Pedro Leon); Colunga (Alvaro)
So, a comfortable win for Barcelona and one which Getafe will have few qualms over. Thanks for joining us.
FT: Barcelona 6-1 Getafe
90 + 2 - Alves cross finds Thiago and with no Getafe defenders in sight he squares to Gerard Pique who has the simplest of finishes.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL for Pique.
90 - It may not be number 300 for Messi but he has just set one up for man of the match Andres Iniesta who couldn't really miss. 5-1.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL for Iniesta.
89 - That should have been number 300 for Lionel Messi. A fierce cross from Dani Alves finds him unmarked but he heads over.
83 - Mistake from Jordi Alba allows substitute Alvaro Vazquez to pull one back for Getafe. Parallels with Real Madrid 4-1 Sevilla last night?
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL for Alvaro.
81 - Getafe free kick swung in dangerously, punched away by Valdes.
79 - Messi runs at the heart of the Getafe defence, rolls a short pass to Tello who finishes with style from just inside the box. 4-0.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL for Tello.
76 - Final change for La Blaugrana. Captain Carles Puyol replaced by Javier Mascherano.
73 - Cristian Tello replaces Alexis Sanchez as Barca make their second change.
73 - Final change for Getafe. Another Spain u21 international, Alvaro Vazquez, replaces Adrian Colunga.
70 - Second change for Getafe. Abdel Barrada replaced by Spanish u21 international Pablo Sarabia.
70 - Andres Iniesta stopped in his tracks by Alberto Lopo, Getafe then charge up the other end but nothing comes of it again.
68 - Alexis just got clattered by Jordi Codina but almost got his header on target as Barca hunt a fourth.
64 - Getafe substitution. Pedro Leon replaces Jaime Gavilan.
63 - Iniesta crosses a ball into Lionel Messi's path but the Argentinean can't quite control it on his chest and it runs through to Codina.
61 - Wonderful interchange between Messi and Iniesta but the latters touch is just too heavy.
58 - Getafe couldn't keep it out this time. David Villa finishes clinically, as he does, from Jordi Alba's fantastic through ball. 3-0.
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