Barcelona Secure La Liga Runners-up Spot After Goalless Draw Against Getafe

Barcelona Secure La Liga Runners-up Spot After Goalless Draw Against Getafe

  • Barcelona secured second place in La Liga after being held to a goalless draw at Getafe who guaranteed their top-flight survival
  • In an uneventful evening of football, Barcelona had just one shot on target in the entire 90 minutes
  • Barcelona have also qualified for the 2023 Spanish Super Cup following the goalless draw against Getafe

Barcelona and Getafe played out a goalless draw on Sunday, May 15, at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez as both teams secured the one point they both needed.

While the one point secured the second place for Barcelona in the La Liga, the draw also meant that Getafe will not be relegated this season, Barca Blaugranes reports.

Barcelona Secure La Liga Runners-up Spot After Goalless Draw Against Getafe who escape relegation
Barcelona are La Liga Runners-up after a goalless draw against Getafe. Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images
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Barcelona had just one shot on target in 90 minutes

In an uneventful 90 minutes of action, both teams chose could only produce four shots on goal all game with three going to Getafe and just one for Barcelona

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As expected, Xavi made some changes to his team due to injuries and suspensions as he handed rare starts to Alejandro Balde and Riqui Puig.

The youngsters could however not do much as Barcelona failed to create clear cut chances.

Getafe escape relegation, Barcelona qualify for the 2023 Spanish Super Cup

Although second is never enough for a club like Barcelona, it is an improvement on last season's third and their incredible rise in the La Liga standings under Xavi.

Getafe, on the other hand, have escaped relegation with a game to spare. Quique Sanchez Flores' side already have a point more than they ended last season with, Marca reports.

Barcelona have now qualified for the 2023 Spanish Super Cup following the result.

Former Barcelona Star Dies In Car Crash Alongside His Twin Brother

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Barcelona star Maxi Rolon died on Saturday, May 14, at the age of 27 following a car accident, the club has confirmed.

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According to reports, the former Argentine under-20 star passed away alongside his twin footballer elder brother Ariel who was also in the car.

It was gathered that the accident occurred after the Fiat Punto they were travelling in lost control on a bend before smashing into a tree.

The accident happened on the main road between the towns of Pujato and Casilda in the Argentine province of Santa Fe.

Both Maxi and Ariel were playing in the regional Liga Casildense tournament before their death.

While Ariel featured for Huracán Maxi was with Atlético.

Source: SportsBrief.com

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