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Former Man City Captain Ilkay Gundogan Makes La Liga Debut in Barcelona’s Draw Against Getafe

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Ilkay Gundogan, previously the captain of Manchester City, marked his inaugural appearance in La Liga for Barcelona as they were held to a draw by Getafe in their opening match of the season.

The German midfielder, aged 32, transferred to the Spanish powerhouse during the summer on a free transfer following his departure from Manchester City.

During the initial moments of the game, he seemed poised to score his first goal for Barcelona, but his attempt was ruled offside after directing a shot directly at the opposing goalkeeper.

The match was marred by a contentious atmosphere, with Raphinha of Barcelona and manager Xavi both receiving red cards.

Former Leeds forward Raphinha was sent off prior to halftime for using his elbow against Getafe’s Gaston Alvarez. Earlier in the game, Raphinha had come close to scoring when he controlled a lofted pass and attempted a curled shot, which was thwarted by Getafe’s goalkeeper David Soria.

Xavi, the manager of Barcelona, was dismissed in the latter stages of the second half for disputing a decision made by the referee, prompted by an incident involving Abde Ezzalzouli that appeared to be a foul.

Getafe was also reduced to 10 players shortly after halftime as Jaime Mata received a second yellow card for committing a foul.

In the second half, Robert Lewandowski’s header was cleared off the goal line, and Barcelona contemplated a potential late penalty after the referee reviewed the video footage for potential fouls on Gavi and Ronald Araujo. However, no penalty was awarded.

Line-ups for both teams were as follows:

Match Stats:

  • Possession: Getafe 25%, Barcelona 75%
  • Shots: Getafe 5, Barcelona 14
  • Shots on Target: Getafe 2, Barcelona 4
  • Corners: Getafe 3, Barcelona 4
  • Fouls: Getafe 20, Barcelona 11

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Home Team: Getafe
Away Team: Barcelona

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Draw

Who made his La Liga debut for Barcelona in the match against Getafe?

Former Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan made his La Liga debut for Barcelona in the match against Getafe.

What was the result of the match between Barcelona and Getafe?

The match between Barcelona and Getafe ended in a draw.

Why was Raphinha of Barcelona sent off during the game?

Raphinha was sent off for elbowing Getafe’s Gaston Alvarez during the match.

Why was Barcelona manager Xavi dismissed from the match?

Barcelona manager Xavi was dismissed from the match for arguing against a decision by the referee, which was related to an incident involving Abde Ezzalzouli.

Was there a red card shown to a Getafe player?

Yes, Getafe’s Jaime Mata received a second yellow card and was shown a red card during the game.

Was there a late penalty awarded to Barcelona in the match?

No, although there was a review of potential fouls on Gavi and Ronald Araujo, a late penalty was not awarded to Barcelona.

What were some key match statistics?

Possession was 25% for Getafe and 75% for Barcelona. Shots were 5 for Getafe and 14 for Barcelona. Shots on target were 2 for Getafe and 4 for Barcelona. Corners were 3 for Getafe and 4 for Barcelona. The number of fouls was 20 for Getafe and 11 for Barcelona.

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Barca4Life August 14, 2023 - 10:12 am

gundogan’s here! but draw against getafe? ugh, we need wins. raphinha’s red card, xavi’s outburst – intense stuff!

SoccerFan23 August 14, 2023 - 11:35 am

wow, gundogan in barca! crazy game, reds flyin all ovr, but no penalty? dis match had me on da edge of my seat!

FootyLover_87 August 14, 2023 - 10:26 pm

gundogan makin’ waves in la liga! game got heated, cards flashed like confetti. ref watchin’ vids, but no late pen? c’mon!


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