Sports News :- Intense Showdown: Getafe Holds 10-Member Barcelona as Raphinha Receives Red Card – Analysis

Barcelona claimed that it should have been given a penalty kick almost ten minutes into stoppage time following a foul by Araujo inside the box. Sports News

Despite many protests, Barcelona didn’t really celebrate because its defense of the Spanish league championship had already started on Sunday.

Barcelona’s league debut against Getafe ended in a 0-0 draw, a match it didn’t leave until late due to a VAR ruling, as the club was unable to recover from Raphinha’s dismissal early in the first half.


Barcelona coach Xavi, who was dishonestly summoned during the 70th minute, remarked, “If this is the product that La Liga wants to sell, it’s embarrassing.”

Barcelona was forced to play the remainder of the game without Rafinha after Gaston Alvarez elbowed him in the head during the altercation in the 42nd minute. Later, in the 57th, Jamie Mata was shown a second caution for lying to Ronald Araujo.

Barcelona was upset because it thought it had been given a penalty kick almost ten minutes into extra time for Araujo’s foul inside the box. However, a check of the film showed that Gevi, a midfielder for Barcelona, had handled the ball during the buildup.

“It was not a handball,” Xavi insisted. It was obvious that only handballs that were really obvious would be called, but that didn’t happen. It was totally out of place.

Ilkay Gundogan, a new midfielder for Barcelona who recently left Manchester City, made his debut with this game.

Atletico Madrid played Granada in the opening game of the La Liga season, while Real Madrid defeated Athletic Bilbao by a score of 2-0.

Benitez Loses

Celta Vigo’s tenure under Rafael Benitez comes to an end with a 2-0 loss against Osasuna at home.

Celta gave up a goal in each half, giving the seasoned coach a losing start after taking over the team after its 13th-place finish in La Liga the previous season.

At the Balaidos Stadium in Vigo, Celta only managed one shot on goal. For Osasuna, which finished seventh in the previous year and qualified for the Europa Conference League, Ruben Garcia and Moe Gomez scored goals.


“You see that we are still missing out on some things when you play a team that is qualified for European competition and has kept the core of its team intact,” remarked Benitez. “We will work hard to correct this, and hopefully, if possible, by adding players through transfers,” the statement continued.

Benitez Recently Worked as a Head Coach in England with Everton and Prior to That in Newcastle After leaving Everton and prior to coaching Newcastle, Prior to taking over as Celta’s manager, he gathered experience in the Chinese football scene, managing the squad that finished 13th in the previous La Liga season.

Betis Wins Late

Real Betis, who trailed with 10 players, scored a 2-1 victory five minutes later on a goal by Villarreal’s Joselu in stoppage time.

Villarreal, which almost missed qualifying for the Champions League the previous season, has high expectations for this season.

Ayoze Perez of Betis, under Manuel Pellegrini’s direction, scored the game’s first goal in the 20th minute. Jorge Cuenca’s goal in the 61st minute earlier had pulled the hosts even. With a header from the middle of the penalty area, Joselu scored the winning goal.

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