Barcelona fears hamstring tear for Dembele

Barcelona fears hamstring tear for Dembele

Barcelona came from behind this afternoon to take the three points on offer against Getafe.

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele was forced off with a suspected hamstring injury in the first half of the Blaugrana's La Liga clash at Getafe on Saturday.

The first goal Barca conceded in the league this season was certainly a special one, with the ball dropping to Shibasaki just outside the box from Markel Bergara's tee-up and the Japanese midfielder making the sweetest first-time connection to send it flying past Marc-Andre ter Stegen into the corner of the net.

In the 16th minute Getafe squandered a great opportunity to grab the lead after Molina failed to connect to Baku Shibasaki's deflected cross.

Signed for an initial €105 million ($156.6 million), ex-Borussia Dortmund winger Dembele had made his first Barca start against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday (AEST), having come on as a substitute at home to Espanyol last week, his first game in the club's colours.

Barcelona found their equaliser after half-time through Denis Suarez, who received a pass from Sergi Roberto inside the box and fired a right-footed shot across keeper Vicente Guaita and into the far corner.

Gaku Shibasaki put the hosts ahead with a thunderbolt drive in the 39th minute.

Paulinho came off the Barcelona bench in the 77th minute as the league leaders looked to hurt Getafe late on, but it was the home side that nearly scored 10 minutes from time, with Sergio Mora having a low shot deflected onto the post.

Paulinho celebrates his victor at Getafe on Saturday.

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

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