Paulinho's late strike helps Barcelona maintain 100% start in La Liga

Paulinho's late strike helps Barcelona maintain 100% start in La Liga

- Denis Suarez and Paulinho struck for Barcelona as they recovered from Gaku Shibasaki's wonder-goal to beat Getafe and move to the top of La Liga standings

- Lionel Messi got an assist in the game as summer signing Dembele got injured in the first half

- Barcelona have now made it four wins out of four in the La Liga this season

Barcelona's perfect start in the La Liga continued after a hard fought 2-1 victory over Getafe on a day the Spanish giant almost failed to come to the party.

Ernesto Valverde’s men went behind in the first half by a thunderbolt from the boot of Japanese midfilder Gaku Shibasaki.

Shibaski’s strike came in the 39th minute after teammate Damian Suarez played a ball onto the edge of the box for Markel Bergara, who held off Gerard Pique to set him up.

The Japanese midfielder left-foot shot full on the volley gave no chance for Marc-Andre ter Stegen in goal for Barcelona.

Paulinho's late strike help Barcelona maintain 100% start in La Liga

Paulinho celebrates after his winning goal helps Barcelona beat Getafe 2-1. Photo: @FCBarcelona

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However, Barcelona responded with a fine strike from substitute Denis Suarez in the 62nd minute after great play from Sergi Roberto.

Roberto showed great tenacity down the right before cutting the ball back into the box for Suarez who came on at the start of the second half for Andres Iniesta.

The sub takes a touch and clips a lovely finish high into the net past the Getafe goalkeeper.

Another substitute of the night, Paulinho, secured all three points for Barca in the 84th minute.

The midfielder latched on to Lionel Messi's pass, surged forward and held off a challenge from Djene, before smashing home a superb finish across Vicente Guaita and into the far corner of the net.

Dembele gets injured

Dembele gets injured. Photo: UK Sun

However, it was not all good for Barcelona as summer signing Ousmane Dembele was withdrawn earlier on in the game with a suspected hamstring injury.

Table toppers Barcelona have now won four games out of four in the Spanish La Liga.

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