Barcelona struggle but do enough to maintain ideal LaLiga record

Paulinho's late strike helps Barcelona maintain 100% start in La Liga

Barcelona came from behind this afternoon to take the three points on offer against Getafe.

Things got worse for Barcelona before the break when Getafe took a shock lead through a stunning long range strike from Gaku Shibasaki.

Dembele, Barcelona's record signing, had started against Juventus in the club's 3-0 Champions League win on Tuesday.

But, the first-half performance Ernesto Valverde's side gave in the first-half wasn't up to scratch and Barcelona were to enter the half-time break 1-0 down courtesy of a stunning volley from Getafe's Japanese worldwide Gaku Shibasaki.

As for Getafe, Jorge Molina once again led the line for the capital outfit, while Japan worldwide Shibasaki also kept his position in the team.




The Japanese midfielder left-footed shot full on the volley gave no chance for Marc-Andre ter Stegen in goal for Barcelona.

Signed in the summer transfer window for a club-record £96.8m to replace Neymar, who joined Paris St-Germain, Dembele was making his first league start for Barcelona.

Barcelona completed the comeback vs. Getafe and remain flawless in La Liga courtesy of new-signing Paulinho's strike late on. Certainly not a vintage performance by his standards, but Messi was still key as Barca made it four wins out of four, providing the assist for Paulinho's goal.

Table toppers Barcelona have now won five games out of five in the Spanish La Liga.

Paulinho came off the Barcelona bench in the 77th minute as the league leaders looked to hurt Getafe late on, but it was the home side that nearly scored 10 minutes from time, with Sergio Mora having a low shot deflected onto the post.

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