La Liga: Memphis Depay wins the game for Barcelona as they go level on points with Real Madrid

La Liga: Memphis Depay wins the game for Barcelona as they go level on points with Real Madrid- Barcelona dropped points in their last match against Athletic Club in a 1-1 draw. That match saw the Blaugrana come back from 1 goal down to tie the game as their new signing Memphis Depay equalized in the 75th minute. Things went from bad to worse in the injury time of the match as Eric Garcia was shown a red to prevent a goal as was the last man and fouled Nico Williams just outside the box. Follow all Premier League & Barcelona vs Getafe Live Updates on InsideSport.co 

Memphis Depay continued his good run with Barcelona, scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory over Getafe in the Spanish league on Sunday.

It was Depay’s second league goal for Barcelona, which has won two of its first three matches in its first season without Lionel Messi in nearly two decades.

Messi was expected to make his debut with Paris Saint-Germain later Sunday after the Catalan club failed to give him a new contract because of its financial struggles.

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La Liga: Memphis Depay wins the game for Barcelona as they go level on points with Real Madrid

Depay, Barcelona’s biggest offseason signing, had also scored in the team’s 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao last weekend. He found the net Sunday after a neat move in front of a defender inside the area, sending a low shot inside the near post in the 30th minute.

Sergi Roberto had opened the scoring two minutes into the match at the Camp Nou Stadium after a cross by Jordi Alba.

La Liga: We were coming off a draw so we needed the win no matter what ahead of the international break,” said Roberto, who had also scored in Barcelona’s 4-2 win against Real Sociedad in the opener. “It was a difficult match but we came through with the victory.”

Getafe, which has lost three straight to start the league, equalized with a shot from Sandro Ramírez in the 18th. It was Getafe’s first league goal of the season.

It’s been a tough start to the season for us but we have to keep working hard to try to recover,” said Ramírez, a former Barcelona player.

Barcelona forward Martin Braithwaite, who scored twice in the opener against Sociedad, had a goal disallowed for offside near the end of the match.

La Liga: Depay nearly added his second from close range in the 85th but sent the ball over the crossbar. More than 26,000 fans were allowed at Camp Nou.

Barcelona was without veteran defender Gerard Piqué because of a muscle injury.

The Catalan club has seven points, the same as rival Real Madrid which won 1-0 at Real Betis on Saturday. Sevilla, Valencia, and Mallorca also have seven points.

Defending champion Atlético Madrid can become the only team with three straight victories to start the league if it defeats Villarreal at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium later Sunday.

La Liga: Memphis Depay wins the game for Barcelona as they go level on points with Real Madrid

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