Barcelona played at Camp Nou for the first time after winning the Spanish Super Cup by defeating arch-rivals Real Madrid in Saudi Arabia. They brought the trophy to the field to celebrate with the fans.
Barcelona dominated possession throughout, but were sloppy in attack. Ousmane Dembele’s shot was blocked by the goalkeeper in the seventh minute, and five minutes later another effort from the forward was blocked by the defence.
After that, even though time was running out, Barcelona’s game did not show desperation. Getafe were cautious despite the fond memories of holding Barcelona to a goalless draw in their last league match.
In the 23rd minute, Ansu Fati lost his balance and could not take a shot despite receiving the ball in the box. Seven minutes later, Gavi’s angled shot from the left found the goalkeeper’s gloves.