3 Takeaways from Barca's Win at Lunchtime, Crush Getafe

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3 Takeaways from Barca's Win at Lunchtime, Crush Getafe
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For the first time since 1965, FC Barcelona played a game at midday. 

Perhaps the futbol gods wanted to see how this team plays after Sunday morning mass.

Lionel Messi and the rest of el Blaugrana had no problem with the early start time as Barcelona rolled past Getafe 6-1 at the Camp Nou on Sunday.

Barça nearly had a shot at goal within the first two minutes as a Getafe set piece ended up a break for Lionel Messi and David Villa, but Leo's pass was a bit too far for el guaje.

Barça got the scoring going in the sixth minute as arguably the best pass in La Liga season was made by Andres Iniesta, having sent a cutting through-ball that was able to barely get past a sliding Getafe defender to find Alexis Sanchez. Sanchez was then able to slide it past Getafe goalkeeper Jordi Codina for the opening goal. 

It was simply a brilliant play from Don Andres. It was great to see Sanchez finally get his first goal of the Liga season.

Messi made it 2-0 in the 13th minute as Andres Iniesta found Thiago making the run into the box, who then gave the ball up to Messi, and the Argentine slid it into the back of the net.

A terrific pass from Sanchez found Messi, whose shot hit the post in the 31st minute.

A few minutes later, Messi left three defenders in his wake and found Villa in the area. Villa crossed the ball back to Messi, but his header went just high over the net.

In the second half, a mad scramble ensued in the 57th minute as a great Jordi Alba run and cross found Messi, whose shot was blocked, then Sanchez's attempt was blocked by Getafe.

Two minutes later, a great Alba through ball found David Villa, who put it past Codina for the 3-0 scoreline. It was great to see el guaje get a goal as a starter. 

Cristian Tello came into the game for Alexis Sanchez, and in the 79th minute, the kid got his goal as he put a bullet from the top of the box into the back of the net.

Getafe finally got their first shot on goal in the 83rd minute as a Jordi Alba mistake allowed Alvaro Vazquez get the ball and slide it past Victor Valdes. 

Messi's header just missed the net in the 89th minute.

In the 90th minute, Iniesta got his goal as he rebounded Messi's shot for the fifth Barcelona goal. Just two minutes later, Dani Alves found Thiago, who stayed onside, chested down the ball, and gave it to Gerard Pique for the sixth and final goal on the night for FC Barcelona.

Getafe is just not the same without the Burger King logo on their kits. 


Final: FC Barcelona 6, Getafe 1

Let's look at three takeaways "From The Mind of Xoel" as Barcelona demolish Getafe 6-1 on Sunday.


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