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Live Reporting

By Mike Whalley

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight

    That's all for tonight. No Neymar, no Messi and no Suarez - but plenty of goals for us to enjoy.

    Antoine Griezmann looks to made himself at home at Barcelona, while 16-year-old Ansu Fati suggested with a substitute's cameo that he is definitely one to watch.

    Thanks for your company - let's do it again soon.

  2. Serie A round-up

    Just to finish: Let's take a look at tonight's Serie A results. Genoa came back to earn a 3-3 at Roma in a cracking game - Cristian Kouame's goal earned the visitors a point after the former Manchester City pair of Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov had both scored for Roma.

    Lazio won 3-0 at Sampdoria, with Ciro Immobile scoring twice, while Atalanta came back from two goals down to win 3-2 at SPAL - Luis Muriel getting two for the visitors, including the winner.

    Simone Zaza, the ex-West Ham loanee, scored both goals for Torino as they warmed up for the second leg of their Europa League play-off against Wolves by beating Sassuolo 2-1. Brescia won 1-0 at Cagliari; 10-man Verona earned a 1-1 draw at home to Bologna.

  3. Post update

    Barcelona 5-2 Real Betis

    League tables mean absolutely nothing at this stage of a season, but we all like to look at them anyway. So for what it's worth, Barcelona's victory takes them up to ninth. I guarantee you they will not finish ninth.

    La Liga

    Barcelona 5-2 Real Betis

    And in the end, a straightforward win for Barcelona, although it didn't look that way for a while in the first half. Two goals for Antoine Griezmann, and a first Barca goal for Carles Perez. Betis striker Loren definitely has a claim to the goal of the night, though.


    Paris St-Germain 4-0 Toulouse

    They may have all their highest profile strikers injured or unavailable, but PSG have got the job done tonight. Two for Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, four in total.

  6. Post update

    Barcelona 5-2 Real Betis

    Ansu Fati involved again - he's had a very smart cameo. The teenager pulls the ball back for Antoine Griezmann, who is on a hat-trick. The angle is tight, and Griezmann drives for the near post, but keeper Dani Martin beats the shot away.

  7. Post update

    Barcelona 5-2 Real Betis

    Real Betis midfielder William Carvalho has had enough. First he gives Sergi Roberto a kick round the hip, then drags the Barcelona man back by the shirt. Yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Barcelona 5-2 Real Betis

    Ansu Fati running through again for Barca - he really wants that debut goal. But Alfonso Pedraza spoils his fun with a fine challenge on the edge of the penalty area.

  9. Post update

    Barcelona 5-2 Real Betis

    Ooh, so close to a debut goal for Ansu Fati. The teenager bursts into space and angles a shot from the right, just past the far post. Now that would have been a fairytale.

  10. GOALS - Choupo-Moting & Marquinhos

    Paris St-Germain 4-0 Toulouse

    In the meantime, PSG have scored twice to finish off Toulouse. First Angel di Maria and Juan Bernat combine to set up Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting for his second, and then Marquinhos buries a header from a corner.

  11. Post update

    Barcelona 5-2 Real Betis

    In the midst of all that, we've had a little piece of history at the Nou Camp. Ansu Fati, aged just 16 years 298 days, comes on for his debut, replacing Carles Perez. Fati becomes the second youngest first-team player in Barcelona's history. The youngest, as I'm sure you all know, is Vicenti Martinez, who was aged 16 years 280 days when he made his debut against Real Madrid in October 1941.

  12. GOAL - Loren

    Barcelona 5-2 Real Betis

    Blimey. That may be the goal of the night. Frenkie de Jong loses possession, but Loren takes the ball on and wallops a 25-yarder into the top corner. Marc-Andre ter Stegen dives for all he can, and is still nowhere near it.

  13. GOAL - Arturo Vidal

    Barcelona 5-1 Real Betis

    Lovely goal. Emphatic victory. Carles Perez sends Antoine Griezmann away, and the striker feeds the ball right for Arturo Vidal, just on the field, to stretch and send a finish high into the net.


    Paris St-Germain 2-0 Toulouse

    Paris St-Germain have just blown a chance to go three clear after winning a penalty. Angel di Maria steps up to take it, but goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet dives right to make a fine save.

  15. Post update

    Barcelona 4-1 Real Betis

    Carles Perez fancies another goal. The 21-year-old darts towards the Betis penalty area - but runs into Emerson, who clears.

    Sergio Busquets has gone down with an injury - he got a whack as he went shin to shin with Betis midfielder Joaquin. No harm done, but Ernesto Valverde doesn't want to take any chances, so Busquets is taken off, and Arturo Vidal comes on in his place. Frenkie de Jong shuffles across into the Busquets role.

  16. Post update

    Barcelona 4-1 Real Betis

    Anyway, back to the Nou Camp. Barcelona are stroking the ball around with bags of confidence now.

    Real Betis try to counter; Nabil Fekir over-stretches as he takes the ball forward, and slams painfully into Jordi Alba. It's the Barca man who comes off worst, but he seems OK after a moment to recover.

  17. Post update

    Paris St-Germain 2-0 Toulouse

    A concern here for PSG, though. Kylian Mbappe, stretching for a through ball, pulls up clutching his left hamstring, and is now hobbling off. Edinson Cavani, remember, was injured in the first half. The French champions are running out of strikers here. If only they had a certain Brazilian to call on. Anyone seen Neymar?

  18. GOAL - Mathieu Goncalves own goal

    Paris St-Germain 2-0 Toulouse

    A goal to tell you about from Parc des Princes: Mathieu Goncalves has turned into his own net after Pablo Sarabia knocked across goal - with Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, scorer of the first, involved in the build-up.

  19. GOAL - Jordi Alba

    Barcelona 4-1 Real Betis

    They can't stop scoring now! Sergio Busquets rides some fairly meek Betis resistance, rolls a diagonal pass left for Jordi Alba to run on to, and then watches like the rest of us as the marauding left-back rolls a shot into the far corner. Crisis? What crisis?

  20. GOAL - Carles Perez

    Barcelona 3-1 Real Betis

    Carles Perez may be all left foot, but it's a very good left foot. Barcelona - brimming with confidence now - have a sustained spell of pressure. Betis can't handle it, and eventually Nelson Semedo, forward from right-back, cuts back from the byline to the edge of the area. Carles Perez controls, then steers a shot into the corner. It's his first goal for Barca, and he celebrates as if he's been waiting for that moment all his life. Which he probably has.