Barcelona Begins Title Defense in Spanish Football League with Goalless Draw Against Getafe

Barcelona Held to Goalless Draw Against Getafe in Spanish Football League Opener

Barcelona started their journey to defend their title in the Spanish Football League with a goalless draw against Getafe on Sunday.

Missed Opportunities Lead to a Point Equalizer

And both teams failed to take advantage of all the opportunities they had to reach the goal, so they each got a point equalizer.

Red Cards Overshadow the Match

A player from each team and Barcelona coach Xavi was ruled out in the match as referee Cesar Soto Grado issued a direct red card to Barcelona star Rafinha in the 42nd minute for attacking Getafe player Gaston Alvarez without the ball and second Red card in the face of Getafe striker Jaime Mata for receiving a foul Second warning in the 57th minute.

Xavi was also sacked for protesting that the referee did not allow a foul on substitute Moroccan striker Abdel Samad Al Zalzouli in the 70th minute.

Source: RT

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