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La Liga: Paulinho, Denis seal hard-fought Barca win against Getafe

| Updated: October 19, 2017 06:15:44


Barca's Paulinho, who came on as a second-half substitute,  scored the winning goal against Getafe. - Reuters photo Barca's Paulinho, who came on as a second-half substitute, scored the winning goal against Getafe. - Reuters photo

Brazil midfielder Paulinho scored a late winner on Saturday as Barcelona maintained their 100 per cent record in La Liga by coming from behind to beat Getafe.

 

Paulinho came on as a second-half substitute and powered his way into the box before netting from a tight angle.

 

Getafe had taken the lead in the first half through Gaku Shibasaki's stunning volley high into the roof of the net.

 

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

 

The result keeps Ernesto Valverde's side top of the table, having won all four of their games so far this season.

 

Defending champions Real Madrid travel to Real Sociedad on Sunday (kick-off 19:45 BST). Like Barca, the home side also hold a 100 per cent league record this term, having won all three of their matches.

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