Amadeu Garcia

Updated Saturday, February 24, 2024-18:42

Barça finally had a quiet afternoon in Montjuïc.

The Barça team liked it and liked it against a Getafe that gave them all initiative and ended up paying dearly for their bet.


, in the first half, and

Joao Félix


Frenkie de Jong

and Fermín, already in the second, were in charge of punishing an opponent who could not generate many dangerous situations against Marc

-André ter Stegen

who, finally, was able leave a clean sheet.

Something that the German goalkeeper, despite his good interventions, had not yet achieved since his return to the playing fields after recovering from his operation to solve his back problems.

The result also serves to calm a team that will face a really complicated schedule in the coming weeks, with an always complicated visit to San Mamés, the return of the Champions League round of 16 against Naples and an also complicated duel against Atlético in the Metropolitan on the horizon.

Barça's good start

Barça had a very intense first half, which only lacked a greater capacity for concreteness in its multiple arrivals to the opponent's area.

With Getafe betting on very advanced pressure and ceding all initiative to the Blaugrana, the locals' best option was to look behind the rival defense and exploit the speed of their forwards.

Something that Raphinha, after a great assist from


, in fact, took advantage of to score the 1-0 when the first 20 minutes of play had barely been played.

The first goal option, however, had been for the visitors, through a


willing to shoot from outside the area as soon as he had the slightest opportunity to do so, but whose shots always died in the hands of a Ter Stegen who only had We have to look for the photo in a shot from Alderete, even further away than the English one.

Those, in fact, were the only options for Bordalás' team to try to hurt Xavi's team throughout the first 45 minutes.

The sentence of Joao Félix

Barcelona's good play, however, was not reflected in more goals before the arrival of a break that, apparently, suited Getafe better.

The visitors sought to have more of the ball and, in fact, very soon had their chance to achieve the tie, thwarted by Ter Stegen in collaboration with the right post of his goal.

Joao Félix, after the assistance of someone as unusual in these battles as Christensen


looked for space to run towards the rival goal, on the other hand, did not waste his opportunity to score 2-0.

Barça, far from taking their foot off the accelerator, continued to like each other.



taking the ball like a veteran and De Jong exhibiting his strong point, the connection, the score ended up being 3-0, scored by the Dutchman after an assist from Raphinha, undoubtedly another of the highlights of the match, who left the duel already seen for sentencing.



, practically as soon as the added time began, put the icing on the cake with the final 4-0.