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Barcelona Draw Blank For 1st Time in La Liga This Season

Web-Desk (February 12, 2018): Spain’s Barcelona fails to score for the first time in La Liga this season as they are held at the Camp Nou by a good performance from Getafe.

Ernesto Valverde’s men were frustrated by the visitors and when they did get past their backline Vicente Guaita was on hand to deny Philippe Coutinho, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez with quality stops.Getafe also had good opportunities, none more so than their late effort from Vitorino Antunes that was tipped over by Marc-Andre ter Stegen. An impressive outing from Jose Bordalas’ men.

Getafe have been solid this term and are occupying a comfortable spot in mid-table. They are unbeaten in their last four matches, although they’ve drawn their last three matches on the bounce.

The good run of form did include 1-1 draw against Sevilla on the road, which saw Angel notch a stoppage-time equalizer. Barcelona remains unbeaten this season in LaLiga in a run that stretches 22 matches. Their seven-game winning streak was brought to an end by Espanyol last week in the Catalan derby as Gerard Pique rescued a point with eight minutes remaining.

Ernesto Valverde’s men secured their place in the final of the Copa del Rey during the week, defeating Valencia 2-0 on the road.

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