Spanish La Liga match report Getafe v FC Barcelona 16 September 2017

Barcelona fear hamstring tear for injured Dembele

Barcelona fear hamstring tear for injured Dembele

A miserable first half on Saturday saw Barca lose Ousmane Dembele to injury on his full LaLiga debut and fall behind courtesy of Gaku Shibasaki's spectacular strike for the hosts.

Shibasaki squared the ball across Ter Stegen's goal on the overlap and took a deflection off Pique, which rolled just wide of the German's right-hand post.

The visitors lost Ousmane Dembele to injury in the opening period of his full Liga debut and their Saturday afternoon got worse when Japan global Gaku Shibasaki scored his first Getafe goal in stunning fashion before the break.

"We have shown that we can come back", he said.

Getafe had a wonderful chance to take the lead in the 17th minute when a deflected Shibasaki cross fell for Molina at the far post, but the striker turned just the wrong side of the post as Barcelona survived another unsafe moment.

Signed for an initial €105 million ($156.6 million), ex-Borussia Dortmund winger Dembele had made his first Barca start against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday (AEST), having come on as a substitute at home to Espanyol last week, his first game in the club's colours.

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Getafe's energy and pressure was too much for the Catalans and they were able to take the lead when Shibasaki fired in a superb 20-yard volley on 39 minutes, leaving Marc-Andre ter Stegen helpless in goal.

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

And Paulinho was happy to get off the mark for his new side.

Barcelona completed the comeback vs. Getafe and remain flawless in La Liga courtesy of new-signing Paulinho's strike late on.

Getafe hero Shibasaki had to leave the match with an injury of his own early in the second half, shortly before Sergi Roberto tested Guaita.

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