Paulinho saves Barcelona with late victor; Levante draw with Valencia

Barcelona's record 105 million-euro signing Ousmane Dembele who is set to be sidelined for up to four months after a hamstring injury has made just three appearances for Barca since sealing his move from Borussia Dortmund last month

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

Now, as I write this, Paulinho has actually just scored a lovely goal, but it still can't come close to what Japanese worldwide Shibasaki did in the first half to give Getafe the lead.

Gaku Shibasak got the hosts off to a rocking start six minutes before the break - his sweetly hit left-footed volley from outside of the box left Marc-Andre ter Stegen no chance in the Barca goal as the ball rocketed into the roof of the net.

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde made just the one change from the 3-0 win over Juventus on Tuesday night, with Sergi Roberto replacing Nelson Semedo at right-back.

It was Dembele's first league start in a Barcelona shirt, but it lasted less than half and hour.

In the 16th minute Getafe squandered a great opportunity to grab the lead after Molina failed to connect to Baku Shibasaki's deflected cross.


The signing of Paulinho angered many supporters over the summer.

Dembele, making his first start in La Liga, fell to the ground clutching his hamstring after sprinting for the ball just after the 20-minute mark.

In first half stoppage time Guaita produced a good save to turn Lionel Messi's free kick away for a corner.

Barcelona were pressing, however, and the visitors eventually levelled the scores in the 62nd minute when Denis Suarez, who had worked some space inside the Getafe box, found the top corner with a brilliant effort.

Paulinho celebrates after his winning goal helps Barcelona beat Getafe 2-1.

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

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