Fabian Orellana (Eibar) shoots after receiving a good pass. His effort from the edge of the box goes just wide of the left post. The ball goes out of play and Barcelona will have a goal kick.
The Eibar players are exchanging some short passes to try and open up the opposition’s defence and hit them swiftly on the break.
Clement Lenglet (Barcelona) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
There will be a minimum of 2 min. of added time.
Eibar enjoy a period of possession as they are exchanging some passes and waiting for an opportunity to strike.
The ball is out of play and Barcelona manage to earn a corner.
Barcelona are seeing far more of the ball now.
That's the end of the game for Charles, who is replaced by Marc Cardona Rovira (Eibar).
Arturo Vidal sprays a pass out to Lionel Messi (Barcelona), but he produces a poor effort from inside the box which goes high over the bar. The ball goes out of play and Eibar will have a goal kick.
Gonzalo Escalante (Eibar) picked up a yellow card from referee.
Jordi Alba (Barcelona) is punished with a yellow card for violating the rules.
Marc Cucurella (Eibar) latches onto a rebound in the box and fires a shot just over the bar. That was a promising chance and maybe he should have done better! The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Barcelona.
The players are out and the match is about to start. Eibar will have the kick-off.
Booking. Cote (Eibar) receives a caution from the referee.
Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) makes a rough challenge and Jose Luis Munuera Montero blows his whistle for a foul. Eibar have a free kick.
Here is a change. Ivan Ramis is going off and Jose Mendilibar gives the last tactical orders to Sergio Alvarez (Eibar).
Half-chance! Marc Cucurella (Eibar) plays a pass into the box, but Jasper Cillessen reacts well to snuff out the attack.
Wonderful movement by Barcelona. The players are holding possession, mostly exchanging one-touch passes. They control the pace of the game now.
Substitution. Carles Perez Sayol (Barcelona) in, Malcom out.
Eibar take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with a nice clearance by the defence.
Jose Luis Munuera Montero has a clear sight and sees a foul from Moussa Wague (Barcelona).
Eibar are showcasing great team work and neat passing moves.
Jose Mendilibar has decided to make a change. Garcia Kike (Eibar) replaces Sergio Enrich.
It is time for a substitution. Carles Alena (Barcelona) is on for Sergio Busquets.
Malcom (Barcelona) breaks past challenges inside the box, but puts too much pace on his pass to Lionel Messi. The ball goes out of play and Eibar will have a goal kick.
Barcelona quickly take a corner kick with a short pass.
A defence-splitting pass is taken in his stride by Gerard Pique (Barcelona) in the box. Without even looking up he drills a shot towards the bottom left corner, but Marko Dmitrovic pulls off a brilliant save.
Pablo De Blasis (Eibar) attempts a long crossfield pass, but the defence does well to intercept the ball.
The resulting set piece, sent into the penalty area by Fabian Orellana (Eibar), was easily dealt with by one of the defenders.
The linesman signals that Malcom (Barcelona) is offside and the referee confirms the decision.
Ambitious effort from Fabian Orellana (Eibar). He finds himself in a great position after collecting a precise pass inside the penalty area and goes for goal, but it never troubles the goalkeeper and flies well wide of the right post. The ball goes out of play and Barcelona will have a goal kick.
Sergio Enrich (Eibar) picks up a lofted cross inside the box and releases a quick shot to the bottom right corner. His promising effort is kept out by Jasper Cillessen, who pulls off a stunning save!
Some neat passing and movement from Barcelona as they ping around some short passes in order to create a new attacking opportunity.
The linesman points to the corner flag, Eibar are going to take it.
The half-time break is over and the second half is about to start.
Ernesto Valverde Tejedor makes a half-time substitution. Moussa Wague (Barcelona) comes on in place of Nelson Semedo.
The end of the first half.
Absolutely fantastic goal! Pablo De Blasis (Eibar) hits a perfect volley from far out and the ball flies into the top right corner. Take a bow.
The game is interrupted. Pablo De Blasis (Eibar) is given a yellow card. He has to be more careful now.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) swings in a cross from the corner, but Marko Dmitrovic reads it well and gathers the ball.
Nelson Semedo (Barcelona) sees a yellow card from Jose Luis Munuera Montero after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
Great teamplay by Barcelona as they control the ball with a lot of short passes. Patience is the key if they want to find a gap in the defence to score.
Ivan Ramis (Eibar) was probably a bit loose with his words to Jose Luis Munuera Montero, who decides to show him a yellow.
Goal! Ivan Rakitic gets to the ball, slips Lionel Messi (Barcelona) into the area and he scores with a delightful chipped finish to make it 1:2.
Goal - 1:1! Arturo Vidal tees up Lionel Messi (Barcelona) inside the box and he rolls the ball into the bottom right corner and past Marko Dmitrovic.
Close! Lionel Messi (Barcelona) takes the resulting free kick from a promising positon, but his effort flies inches wide of the right post. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Eibar.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) sets the ball up and is ready to take the free kick from a promising distance. Many goals have been scored from this distance. Let's see what happens.
Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) sends a low pass from outside the box to Sergi Roberto. He lines up a shot, but the defence intercepts at the last moment.
Barcelona players are exchanging short passes with one another, waiting for the right moment to beat the opposition's defence.
It's in the back of the net! Sergio Enrich picks out Marc Cucurella (Eibar) with a sweet pass, and he latches on to it deep inside the box and beats the goalkeeper. 1:0.
Jordi Alba (Barcelona) sends in a pass which fails to reach any of his teammates.
Sergio Enrich (Eibar) looks very eager to impress, does well to beat his man and force a cross into the box, where one of his teammates gets his head on the ball, but it's too easy for the keeper. (in this sentence the player crosses and heads his own cross!! So I created a different scenario).
The Eibar players keep the ball and are exchanging a combination of passes. They are waiting for gaps in the defence to open up.
The linesman makes the right call and Eibar will have a corner.
Eibar have been awarded a corner kick.
Gonzalo Escalante (Eibar) gets on the end of a cross inside the box and sweeps the ball goalwards towards the middle of the goal, but Jasper Cillessen is well positioned and easily deals with the effort.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) has a shot blocked from inside the box.
Eibar seem to be finding their feet as they enjoy some possession. Great movement by the offensive players allows the defenders to set up the attack.
Barcelona are bossing possession at the moment by exchanging some precise passes from player to player.
The first half has started.
Jose Luis Munuera Montero is introduced as the referee for today's match.
Hello and welcome to our minute-by-minute commentary of the upcoming clash. We will try to provide you with as-accurate-as possible picture of the happenings on the pitch. Have fun.