European Football: Granada v Barcelona

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  1. Post update

    Granada 1-0 Barcelona

    And he hits the wall.

    Suarez charges down the rebound, perhaps too enthusiastically, as he follows through with his foot and concedes a foul with Barcelona in a strong position.

    The pressure is mounting a little on the Granada goal

  2. Post update

    Granada 1-0 Barcelona

    We do get under way, but more fouls follow as Granada continue to break up Barcelona’s play by any means necessary.

    Barcelona have a free-kick in a promising position here though.

    Luis Suarez is the man standing over it…

  3. Post update

    Granada 1-0 Barcelona

    Luis Suarez is on the deck and he’s not happy about a challenge.

    What’s new?

    It appears he got caught in the eye, the contact looked slight, however he’s currently receiving treatment.

    Hopefully we get under way again soon…


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    Sulaimon Adelekan: The Milan derby is a classic anytime anyday. It’s one of the top derby of club football. Watching out for Piatek and Sensi, they can light up this tie tonight.

    Bezaleel Adewumi: Apart from the game against Dortmund, Barcelona have conceded in every game they’ve played thus far this season. That defence needs some serious cross examination


    Milan 0-0 Inter

    AC Milan think they have the lead, but their celebrations are cut short.

    It’s Hakan Calhanoglu who puts the ball into the back of the net, but Franck Kessie appeared to handle it in the build-up.

    As you were.

  6. Post update

    Granada 1-0 Barcelona

    Barcelona have actually won more games against Granada than any other team in La Liga.

    There’s clearly been no lasting impact on the minds of the Granada players, who appear totally unfazed by their opponents here so far.

    They’ve settled down on the ball and are knocking it about their back line nicely.

    The confidence of a team currently heading top of the table…

  7. Post update

    Milan 0-0 Inter

    It remains goalless after almost 20 minutes in the 224th Derby della Madonnina.

    Romelu Lukaku has just had a great opportunity to score the opener at close-range but his effort was well saved by an outstretched Gianluigi Donnarumma.

  8. goal

    GOAL – Granada 1-0 Barcelona

    Ramon Azeez (2 mins)


    What a start for the hosts that is.

    Ramon Azeez heads in at the back post with barely two minutes on the clock.

    The home support are rightfully going nuts. Nightmare start for Barcelona – and for Junior Firpo whose error led to the opportunity.


    Granada 0-0 Barcelona

    Right, we are off in Granada!

  10. Goals, goals, goals?

    Granada v Barcelona (20:00 BST)

    Don’t say it, don’t say it, don’t say it…

    We have two of La Liga’s top-three scoring sides going head to head this evening, so fingers crossed there’ll be plenty of action.

    Barcelona join Villarreal at the top of the scoring charts with 12 – 10 of those coming in two matches – while Granada have scored nine times.

    A victory for either side would propel them into the league’s top two – for this evening at least…

    Luis Suarez

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  11. Elsehwere in Europe today

    Granada v Barcelona (20:00 BST)

    So, we know Atletico were held in La Liga earlier – but what else has been going on around Europe today?

    In the Bundesliga, champions Bayern Munich eased to a 4-0 victory over Cologne as Robert Lewandowski continued his red-hot form. Philippe Coutinho scored his first goal for the club from the penalty spot, before Ivan Perisic added a fourth.

    Bayern temporarily went top, until RB Leipzig’s 3-0 victory over Werder Bremen.

    In Serie A, Aaron Ramsey scored on his full debut as champions Juventus came from behind to beat Verona.

    Miguel Veloso had scored a spectacular free-kick to put the visitors ahead, but Cristiano Ronaldo completed the turnaround from the penalty spot.

    Aaron Ramsay

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    As always, we want to hear from you while we’re live.

    Any thoughts on any of the sides in action this evening? How do you feel they have started the season?

    It’s derby day in Milan – where does that one rank among your favourite football derbies?

    Send your messages to #bbceurofooty or text us on 81111 if you’re in the UK!

  13. Also this evening

    Milan v Inter (19:45 BST)

    Plenty of tasty fixtures across Europe this weekend, with the small matter of the Milan derby also kicking off shortly.

    Antonio Conte’s Inter will be looking to maintain their perfect start to the season and return to the top of Serie A against Marco Giampaolo’s AC, following Juventus earlier win over Verona.

    Giampaolo’s side, meanwhile, have the added incentive of moving level with their rivals after recording narrow victories over Brescia and Verona since their opening defeat to Udinese.

    We’ll also bring you updates from that match throughout.

    AC v Inter Milan

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  14. How it stands

    Granada v Barcelona (20:00 BST)

    Sevilla – who face Real Madrid tomorrow – remain top of La Liga, level on 10 points with second place Atletico Madrid after Diego Simeone’s side were held to a goalless draw earlier this evening.

    Meanwhile, Villarreal’s strong start to the season continued with a 2-0 win over Real Valladolid.

    Given their goal difference, the door is open for Granada or Barcelona to leap to the summit.

    La Liga table

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  15. Three changes for Granada

    Granada v Barcelona (20:00 BST)

    There are also three changes for Granada following their 2-0 victory over Celta Vigo on Sunday, as Ramon Azeez, Carlos Neva and Antonio Puertas earn starts against the champions.

  16. Messi on bench for Barca

    Granada v Barcelona (20:00 BST)

    Ernesto Valverde makes four changes to the Barcelona side that drew 0-0 against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday – and Lionel Messi remains on the bench after making his return from bench in midweek.

    Summer signing Junior Firpo is handed his first start after Jordi Alba picked up an injury in that match.

    Sergi Roberto, Ivan Rakitic and Carles Perez all come into the starting side, in place of Arthur, Sergio Busquets and Ansu Fati.

  17. Welcome

    Granada v Barcelona (20:00 BST)

    The La Liga season may only be four games old, but it’s still somewhat surprising to see tonight’s opponents neck-and-neck in the table.

    Promoted side Granada have made a flying start to the season and currently sit seventh – level on seven points with tonight’s visitors, Barca, in sixth.

    Barcelona’s start has been a real mixed bag thus far, with two hammerings of Real Betis and Valencia accompanying an opening defeat by Athletic Bilbao and a point against Osasuna.

    It’s set up to be an intriguing contest at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes this evening.


    Ernesto Valverde

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