Xavi and Raphinha despatched off on irritating night time for Barcelona

Raphinha and head coach Xavi each noticed purple as Barcelona obtained their LaLiga title defence underneath approach with a goalless draw at Getafe in a tempestuous affair that noticed either side end with 10 gamers.

Raphinha got here near breaking the impasse when his shot was saved by David Soria earlier than rebounding off Stefan Mitrovic and on to a publish, however the Barcelona winger was given his marching orders quickly after.

Having been booked for dissent moments earlier, the Brazilian was given a straight purple after showing to make use of his forearm in an off-the-ball conflict with Gaston Alvarez, prompting uproar from Getafe’s bench.

The incident on the stroke of half-time left Barcelona a person down with greater than half the sport to go however the sides have been evened up simply earlier than the hour when Jaime Mata obtained a second yellow card.

Robert Lewandowski noticed a looping header cleared off the road by Alvarez earlier than, with 20 minutes left, Xavi was given his marching orders for arguing with the officers.

Barcelona dominated possession and had 14 photographs to their opponents’ 5 on a steamy night time within the Spanish capital however finally drew a clean in a conflict that produced eight yellows and the three purple playing cards.

They thought they need to have had a penalty within the twelfth minute of added-on time, with referee Cesar Soto Grado checking the displays following potential fouls on Gavi and Ronald Araujo.

But the official noticed no transgression by the Getafe defence and the hosts held on to safe a degree.

Goals from Ayoze Perez and Willian Jose – within the ninetieth minute – secured a 2-1 victory for Real Betis at Villarreal, who had equalised via Jorge Cuenca, whereas Ruben Garcia and Moi Gomez have been on the right track as Osasuna gained 2-0 at Celta Vigo.

In Ligue 1, Lens squandered a two-goal lead as final season’s runners-up began their marketing campaign with a 3-2 defeat at Brest.

Florian Sotoca and Deiver Machado put Lens two objectives forward inside 22 minutes however Romain Del Castillo’s spot-kick on the stroke of half-time gave the house aspect a foothold within the sport.

Kenny Lala equalised simply earlier than the hour mark and after substitute Adrien Thomasson was despatched off only a quarter of an hour after approaching, Del Castillo scored his second penalty to present Brest the factors.

Wissam Ben Yedder bagged a brace as Monaco gained 4-2 at Clermont, whereas Ibrahim Salah additionally scored twice as Rennes dished out a 5-1 beating to promoted Metz.

Le Havre, again within the prime flight after a 14-year absence, had substitute Samuel Grandsir to thank for a last-gasp strike that rescued a 2-2 draw at Montpellier, whereas Toulouse got here from a purpose right down to win 2-1 at Nantes and Strasbourg beat Lyon by the identical rating.

In Germany, Dani Olmo’s hat-trick noticed RB Leipzig spoil Harry Kane’s Bayern Munich debut with a 3-0 win within the DFL-Supercup.

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