Barcelona maintain ideal start after comeback win at Getafe

Barcelona fear hamstring tear for injured Dembele

Barcelona will feel fortunate to leave with all three points after being nowhere near their best against an impressive Getafe outfit.

Ousmane Dembele hobbled off injured on his first league start, as Denis Suarez clipped in Barca's leveller.

The Brazil global netted his first Barca goal with six minutes remaining as Ernesto Valverde's men recovered from a terrible first half to claim a fourth straight top-flight victory in 2017-18.

As for Getafe, Jorge Molina once again led the line for the capital outfit, while Japan worldwide Shibasaki also kept his position in the team.

Entering this fixture Barcelona had taken a maximum nine points from the nine available and hadn't conceded a goal.

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.

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

Player ratingsBarcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen 6, Sergi Roberto 7, Gerard Pique 6, Samuel Umtiti 6, Jordi Alba 6, Sergio Busquets 6, Ivan Rakitic 6, Andres Iniesta 5, Ousmane Dembele 5, Luis Suarez 6, Lionel Messi 7.

"I'm very happy to have scored the winning goal, it was very special", Paulinho said.

It was Paulinho that came up trumps in the 84th minute, however, with the Brazilian finding the far corner with a terrific finish to register his first Barcelona goal, which proved to be the difference on the afternoon.

Former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho scored a late victor as Barcelona maintained their 100% record in La Liga by coming from behind to beat Getafe.

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