Girona 0-1 Barcelona, LIVE – Nelson Semedo fires La Liga leaders into an early lead at Estadi Montilivi
- Nelson Semedo fired Barcelona into an early lead with a clinical finish in the box
- Girona XI: Bono, Bernardo, Alcala, Pedro Porro,, Juanpe, Pere Pons, Granell, Alex Garcia, Portu, Valery, Stuani;
- Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Busquets, Vidal, Rakitic, Coutinho, Messi, Suarez;
- Follow all the action as it happens from Estadi Montilivi here with Sportsmail
Atletico’s win over Getafe at the weekend has closed the gap to just two points at the top of La Liga and Ernesto Valverde’s men will be desperate to take full advantage of their game in hand.
Barcelona are set to name a full strengthened side with Lionel Messi returning to the line-up, having been rested for their Copa del Rey defeat midweek against Sevilla while a result here would do wonders for Girona as they look to move clear of the relegation scrap.
Follow all the action from Barcelona’s clash with Girona at the Estadi Montilivi here with Sportsmail’s JORDAN SEWARD.
- Jordan SewardHost commentator
Barcelona are currently top of La Liga with 46 points
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Barcelona are currently top of La Liga with 46 points.
The Spanish outfit have only lost two of their first 20 matches and will be hoping to come home with all three points this afternoon.
Following the defeat, manager Ernesto Valverde declared he did not “regret” resting star striker Lionel Messi for the contest.
He said: “I do not regret it. It is what I had to do.
“And when you win you’re right and when you lose you’re not.”
Valverde expressed the importance of winning against Girona in order to regain team momentum.
He went on: “There is an important game on Sunday that we want to win and we will think about the return.”
Girona are currently twelfth in current La Liga standings after only having won five of their first 20 ties.
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Girona will host Barcelona at the Estadi Montilivi stadium this afternoon
Ernesto Valverde’s side recently lost to Sevilla in the Copa del Rey quarter-final
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