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Barcelona 4-0 Granada

Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas

Andres Iniesta scored his first goal of the season as Barcelona eased to victory over Granada in La Liga.

In the absence of regular penalty taker Lionel Messi, Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas both scored from the spot to give the champions a 2-0 half-time lead.

Granada defender Manuel Iturra was sent off for a second bookable offence before Alexis Sanchez chipped home.

Pedro Rodriguez added a fourth goal for the league leaders, who are six points clear of Real Madrid at the top.

Iniesta opened the scoring after Granada defender Dimitri Foulquier brought down Fabregas, before Piti hit the bar from distance for the visitors.

Fabregas scored his sixth of the campaign after Iniesta was clipped in the area by Fran Rico shortly before the break.

Sanchez was picked out by Neymar's pass to lob home a third and, after 17-year-old Ivorian forward Adama Troure replaced Neymar to make his first-team debut for Barca, Fabregas set up a simple fourth for Pedro.

Line-ups

Barcelona

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Pinto Colorado
  • 2Montoya
  • 21Correia
  • 16BusquetsBooked at 43minsSubstituted forSongat 74'minutes
  • 15Bartra
  • 3Piqué
  • 4Fábregas
  • 8Iniesta
  • 11NeymarBooked at 28minsSubstituted forTraoréat 83'minutes
  • 9SánchezSubstituted forRoberto Carnicerat 74'minutes
  • 7Pedro

Substitutes

  • 5Puyol
  • 14Mascherano
  • 17Song
  • 24Roberto Carnicer
  • 25Olazábal Paredes
  • 28Traoré
  • 29Dongou

Granada

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Fernández Alvalleros
  • 2Nyom
  • 22Foulquier
  • 18IturraBooked at 66mins
  • 15Malickou DiakhatéBooked at 19mins
  • 24Murillo
  • 14García del Pozo
  • 4Rico Castro
  • 9El-ArabiBooked at 26minsSubstituted forSánchez-Rico Sotoat 72'minutes
  • 20Medina LunaSubstituted forIghaloat 77'minutes
  • 10BrahimiSubstituted forBuonanotteat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Karnezis
  • 7Ighalo
  • 8Yebda
  • 12Buonanotte
  • 16Angulo
  • 19Coeff
  • 21Sánchez-Rico Soto
Referee:
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Attendance:
71,519

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamGranada
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home19
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barcelona 4, Granada CF 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barcelona 4, Granada CF 0.

  3. Post update

    Dangerous play by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

  4. Post update

    Riki (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Barcelona 4, Granada CF 0. Pedro (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sergi Roberto (Barcelona).

  7. Post update

    Odion Ighalo (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adama Traoré (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Adriano.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alexandre Song (Barcelona).

  11. Post update

    Jeison Murillo (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona. Adama Traoré replaces Neymar.

  13. Post update

    Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Recio (Granada CF).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Dimitri Foulquier.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Granada CF. Diego Buonanotte replaces Yacine Brahimi.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Granada CF. Odion Ighalo replaces Piti.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jeison Murillo (Granada CF) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fran Rico with a cross following a corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Pinto.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 23rd November 2013

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