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Barcelona 1-2 Girona LIVE score and goal updates as Stuani double stuns 10-man Barca

Barcelona will be aiming to continue their 100 per cent record in La Liga when Girona visit the Nou Camp on Sunday evening.

Ernesto Valverde’s side have already beaten Alaves, Real Valladolid, Huesca and Real Sociedad in the league while they started their Champions League assault with a 4-0 thrashing of PSV.

Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick against the Dutch side during the week, and will be aiming to continue that form to help his side leap frog Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.

Girona have won their last two games, after being beaten 4-1 by Real, and sit comfortably in mid-table.

Barcelona: Ter Stegen, N Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Busquets, Vidal, Arthur, Dembele, Messi, Suarez

Girona: Bono, Bernardo, Alcala, Juanpe, Aday, Garcia, Pons, Granell, Muniesa, Portu, Stuani

KEY EVENT

GOOOAAALLLLL

62 minsminute by minute

SAVE! Messi tries again from a free-kick but is thwarted by Bono, who pushes the ball behind for a corner.
63 minsminute by minute

GOAL! 2-2! Girona cannot get the ball away following the corner and Barcelona put the ball back into the danger zone, with Suarez forcing a save from Bono that sends the ball looping into the air and Pique rises highest in the area to head home into an empty net.
60 minsminute by minute

OFF THE BAR! A clumsy challenge from Espinosa on Suarez concedes a free-kick in a dangerous position, given Messi a chance to strike at goal. He curls for the top corner but sees his attempt bounce off the top of the crossbar.
61 minsminute by minute

Juanpe is beaten by Suarez and catches the striker, conceding a free-kick in another dangerous area and picking up a booking.
58 minsminute by minute

Time for Barcelona’s changes, the first of which sees Coutinho replace his compatriot Arthur.
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Barcelona’s final change is also in midfield as Vidal is replaced by Rakitic.
56 minsminute by minute

Valverde is readying a double change as he looks to turn this game around as Girona look more than happy to defend what they have and will try to exploit Barcelona on the counter-attack.
54 minsminute by minute

Girona certainly deserve their lead as Barcelona have not done enough to suggest otherwise. Bono has had very little to do and the hosts’ defence has struggled to cope with the pace of Portu.
KEY EVENT

Stuani first goal in pics

(Image: REUTERS)

(Image: REUTERS)

(Image: REUTERS)

52 minsminute by minute

Stuani’s sensational record continues. He has now scored each of Girona’s last seven LaLiga goals away from home and takes his tally in 2018-19 to five goals in five games.
KEY EVENT

Lenglet red card in pics

(Image: REUTERS)

(Image: REUTERS)

(Image: REUTERS)

51 minsminute by minute

GOAL! 2-1 Girona! Portu bursts through and beats Pique before forcing Ter Stegen into a save. The rebound falls perfectly for Stuani, who smashes home to net his second of the night and to give the visitors the lead.
KEY EVENT

GOOOAAAALLLLL

49 minsminute by minute

CHANCE! First real opportunity for Barcelona in the second period as Semedo finds space down the right before teeing a pass across to Suarez, who sees his shot blocked behind for a corner. The hosts go short but the chance comes for nothing.
48 minsminute by minute

The visitors have started the second half strong, muscling Barcelona off the ball and threatening Barcelona’s defensive line.
46 minsminute by minute

Girona get us back underway at the Camp Nou for what should be an intriguing second half.
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Girona also make a change during the interval by introducing Borja Garcia for Manchester City loanee Aleix Garcia.
46 minsminute by minute

Change at the break for Barcelona, as Umtiti replaces Dembele.

Catalan Dragons at Nou Camp

Rugby League’s Catalan Dragons are being paraded in front of the Nou Camp crowd.

They won the Challenge Cup recently.

The Dragons currently play in France but there are rumours they might be about to play some games in Barcelona.

Attendance watch

Barcelona need to do more with their possession in the second period to ask more questions of Girona but the sending off has created problems. For Girona, they will look to continue in the same fashion as the latter stages of the first period where they frustrated their hosts and put them on the back foot.

A very entertaining first period at Camp Nou that has presented a number of talking points, after Messi’s opener was cancelled out by Stuani’s effort minutes before the interval. Barcelona have not made their pressure count and are now under pressure following the dismissal of Lenglet.
45+3 minsminute by minute

HALF-TIME! BARCELONA 1-1 GIRONA
45+2 minsminute by minute

Stuani has now scored each of Girona’s last six away goals in LaLiga.
KEY EVENT

GOOOAALLLLL

45 minsminute by minute

Benitez’s cross looked to be fairly speculative but Stuani did brilliantly to snatch the opportunity when it came, after what has been a relatively quiet first half for the striker.
45 minsminute by minute

GOAL! 1-1! Benitez fires a cross into the middle where Stuani outmuscles Pique before poking past Ter Stegen to score for the third LaLiga match in a row.
44 minsminute by minute

Umtiti, who was sent off in midweek, has been warming up ever since Lenglet’s dismissal and it appears Valverde may look to make a change during the break.

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