MADRID: Barcelona ended a string of bad results away from home with a 2-0 win at Getafe yesterday in La Liga.
Strikes by Luis Suarez and Junior Firpo either side of halftime gave the Spanish champions their first win of the season on the road, although they finished with 10 men after Clement Lenglet’s dismissal. It was Barcelona’s first win in their last nine competitive games away from Camp Nou and it eased the pressure on coach Ernesto Valverde.
Barcaelona’s total now stands at 13 points from seven matches.
“Lately teams have made a lot of chances against us but today they didn’t make so many,” said Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, whose pass set up Suarez for the opening goal.
“I think in some moments we used our experience, which is important. In the end you have to stick together and know how to defend. I’m happy I could do something for the team (setting up Suarez) and take three points back to Barcelona.”