Barcelona end their title winning campaign with a draw away to Eibar. The hosts will be disappointed that they didn't claim the win. Were it not for Messi they would have come away with three points. Next up for the Catalans is the Copa del Rey final against Valencia.
- 2nd Half
- José Angel80'
- 1/2 Time
- 1st Half
- De Blasis45'
- De Blasis44'
SD Eibar - FC Barcelona
Liga - 19 May 2019
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- End of 2nd Half
FULL TIME: Eibar 2-2 Barcelona
Just two minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the match.
Just for a moment there it looked like Barcelona were going to cause some real damage on the counter through Messi. But Eibar did well to scramble players back and recover the situation.
Tight angle! A cross causes a bit of trouble in the Eibar penalty area with the ball eventually bouncing through to Perez. It was a tight angle and so he could only blast over!
- OffCharlesSD Eibar
- OnMarc CardonaSD Eibar
One final change for the home side as Cardona comes on for the last few minutes.
Messi shoots over! That's not like the Barcelona number 10. Vidal did well to chase down a long pass and cut back the ball for Messi, but he fires over the bar with the first time effort.
- Yellow cardGonzalo EscalanteSD Eibar
... and Escalante is also shown a yellow card for his troubles.
- Yellow cardJordi AlbaFC Barcelona
A scuffle between two players results in the classic booking apiece when the referee doesn't really know what has happened. Alba is booked...
Eibar should he ahead. That was a golden opportunity for the home side to regain the lead. It was surely easier for Cucurella to score than miss from that position, that close to goal?
Blasted over the bar! A sitter! That should have been a third goal for Eibar! Orellana's cross finds the feet of Cucurella 12 yards out, his touch sets him nicely, but from about eight yards out he puts his shot over the bar! Wow!
- Yellow cardJosé AngelSD Eibar
Cote is the latest player to enter the referee's book. He sees yellow.
It's Eibar who are on top at the moment. They are peppering the Barcelona box with cross after cross, testing their physical presence, but the Catalans are holding firm for the time being.
- OffIván RamisSD Eibar
- OnSergio ÁlvarezSD Eibar
Ramis comes off and he will be replaced by Alvarez.
Cucurella was away! That might have been the chance for Eibar to take the lead. Cucurella raced down the left side, he had Charles free in the middle, but Lenglet did enough to stop his cross reaching him.
Barcelona are enjoying a good spell of possession at the moment, but they're not really going anywhere with it. When the diagonal pass is made out to Roberto the ball runs out of play.
Barcelona have essentially strolled to the Liga title this season. In truth, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid never really put up much of a fight, but the Catalans still deserve huge credit for what they have done.
- OffMalcomFC Barcelona
- OnCarles PérezFC Barcelona
Perez comes on for his La Liga debut as a Barcelona player. A look to the future.
Messi has been quiet in this second half. However, that was the case in the first half before he exploded into life and bagged a brace in the space of just two minutes. So there's that.
Is there a winner left in the final 20 minutes of this match? Eibar are starting to press the issue, while it feels like Barcelona are quite happy just to coast through the dying moments of the Liga season.
- OffSergi EnrichSD Eibar
- OnKike GarcíaSD Eibar
Enrich comes off and he is replaced by Garcia. Can he make the difference in these final 20 minutes or so?
Busquets needs a big, long holiday because he has looked pretty knackered in recent weeks. Of course, he has the Copa del Rey final still to play, but after that he should hit the beach.
- OffSergio BusquetsFC Barcelona
- OnCarles AleñaFC Barcelona
Here comes Alena. He will come on for the out of form Busquets.
Valverde will have a big decision to make next week for the Copa del Rey final. Cillessen has played all season in the competition, but he isn't in the best of form at the moment.
Pique on target! Up from the back, the Barcelona centre back gets played through in the box. The angle was tight and Dmitrovic had to get down to make the diving save to deny him! Good effort!
Some believe that Wague should be given more of a chance in the Barcelona senior squad next season. He certainly has potential. Might he be a better option than Roberto?
Wague was making the run on the overlap, but the pass in behind by Vidal was just a little too strong and Dmitrovic lets it run for a goal kick. In fairness, it was a tough pass for the Chilean to play.
This has been somewhat more conservative from Barcelona, primarily, in this second half. One wonders if Valverde has told his players to take it easy ahead of the Copa del Rey final.
Messi created a yard of space in the middle of the pitch and then looked for the run of Malcom in behind, but the Brazilian winger got his timing wrong and the flag was raised for offside.
PICTURE: Messi is on a hat trick.
Across the face! There were no takers! Orellana fizzed a pass right across the six yard box, but nobody had gambled for the home side! That might have been a tap in had someone gambled!
Valverde will be hoping that Semedo's injury isn't another complication for next week's Copa del Rey final. Maybe the Barcelona box withdrew the right back merely as a precaution.
These two teams put on quite the show in the first half. There is a freedom to the way Eibar are playing. They are enjoying themselves this afternoon and Messi is having one as well.
Over the bar! Charles wins the header in the crowded Barcelona penalty area from a corner kick, but he couldn't direct the effort on target and the ball flies over the crossbar!
This was the Eibar equaliser before the break. Wow!
Semedo's injury, the one he picked up in the first half, must have been worse than thought. Wague will play the second half at right back for Barcelona. He's exciting talent.
- OffNélson SemedoFC Barcelona
- OnMoussa WaguéFC Barcelona
Valverde was forced into a change at the half time interval with Wague coming on for Semedo.
- 2nd Half
The second half is under way! It's 2-2 between Eibar and Barcelona in this La Liga fixture.
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- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: Eibar 2-2 Barcelona. Well, what an exceptionally entertaining half of football we have watched. Messi has turned up, Eibar have turned up... more of that after the break please!
- GoalPablo De BlasisSD Eibar
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Eibar 2 (45 mins - Pablo De Blasis) Barcelona 2. My word! What a sensational goal from De Blasis! Cillessen came off his line to clear with his head. He was off his line, but there was still so much work for De Blasis to do to find the net. But he did it with a sliced lob of sorts. What technique that was! Incredible!
- Yellow cardPablo De BlasisSD Eibar
And now De Blasis enters the book for a late tackle on Rakitic.
- Yellow cardNélson SemedoFC Barcelona
Semedo is shown a yellow card for bringing down Orellana. He can have no real complaints.
Eibar have been shaken by that quickfire double from Messi. Before those couple minutes they were the ones in control, but now their passing has gotten slack and they are making mistakes.
This is the sixth time that Messi has scored 50 or more goals in a single season. The man is a phenomenon. Will we ever seen a player like him again? It's difficult to imagine so.
And this was Messi's second goal to put Barcelona ahead...
Nope, Semedo is back on the field. The Portuguese full back will continue after receiving some treatment on the touchline. The injury suffered by Semedo wasn't so serious after all.
Semedo injury? Might Valverde be forced into an early change here? Semedo seems to have picked up a knock and is being led over to the touchline by the Barcelona medical staff.
This Messi's first goal, the equaliser...
Eibar just need to brush themselves down and try to play the game they were before Messi's quickfire double. Their defending was poor, but even still, they can't dwell on those goals.
Just a few minutes ago, Eibar looked to be in control of this match. Now, they are 2-1 down after two goals in two minutes. This is the danger you face when playing against Messi.
- Yellow cardIván RamisSD Eibar
Ramis was shown a yellow card for protesting Messi's second goal. Not what he was protesting, though...
- GoalLionel MessiFC Barcelona
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Eibar 1 Barcelona 2 (33 mins - Lionel Messi). Two goals in two minutes for Messi and Barcelona have turned this match around! The Argentinea started his run in his own half, was found by a pass and then it was just a foot race into the Eibar penalty area. Messi then chipped Dmitrovic rather than going around him this time!
That is Messi's 35th league goal of the season and you wouldn't put it past him scoring at least one more before this match is out. Eibar all of a sudden look a bit open at the back.
- GoalLionel MessiFC Barcelona
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Eibar 1 Barcelona 1 (31 mins - Lionel Messi). Messi has levelled things up for Barcelona! It was just too easy for him! Eibar failed to track his run, Vidal found it brilliantly with a superb pass in behind, Messi took a touch to create the angle and then slid the shot underneath Dmitrovic and into the back of the net!
Messi is now dropping very deep to pick up the ball and drive it forward. Barcelona have been second best so far and that has resulted in a lack of service to the Argentinean in the final third.
Messi freekick... over! The home supporters held their breath as Messi lined up the freekick from 25 yards out, but while he got it up and over the wall his direction was off. Past the post.
This is a meaningless game in terms of the league table, but a Barcelona defeat here would only pile more misery and criticism on top of Valverde who is under a lot of pressure right now.
Roberto is playing in a slightly unfamiliar position this afternoon. Normall a right back or a holding midfielder, he has been handed a role in the attacking third, almost as a number 10.
The pressing game from Eibar in the opening 25 minutes of this match has been very impressive. Barcelona are being forced into mistakes. They don't look comfortable on the ball.
Barcelona are under some pressure here. They have started this match slowly and Eibar look in the mood to make the most of their indecision and vulnerability in the defence.
Of course, Cucurella is currently on loan from Barcelona. Eibar want to sign him permanently in the summer and it's easy to see why. He has enjoyed a very good season.
- GoalMarc CucurellaSD Eibar
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Eibar 1 (20 mins - Marc Cucurella) Barcelona 0. Eibar have taken the lead! Barcelona haven't covered themselves in glory there. Pique slipped, allowing the pass to be made in behind for Cucurella. Cillessen should then stop his low drive, but it somehow squirms through the body of the Dutch goalkeeper!
This has been a pretty strong start to the match by Eibar. They are knocking the ball around well and are finding space in between the Barcelona defence and midfield lines.
The guard of honour Eibar gave Barcelona...
Busquets has come in for a lot of criticism recently. Normally the epitome of consistency, the midfielder hasn't been his usual self in recent weeks. He has been losing the ball a lot. Strange.
Effort on target! Charles decides to try and catch out Cillessen from distance, but the Barcelona goalkeeper was alert and made the save despite the ball bouncing just in front of him.
Across the face of goal! The famous understanding between Alba and Messi sees the former released to the byline, but the Barcelona left back couldn't pick out a teammate in the middle.
Good play! Enrich was in the middle waiting for the delivery from Cucurella, but the cross was a little too close to Cillessen and the Barcelona goalkeeper gathers the ball. Nice idea.
Eibar have started this match well. They are playing with confidence and the sort of freedom that comes with knowing that there is nothing really riding on this particular fixture.
Sore one! Escalante looked to catch Vidal in the face with an arm as the two players went up for the same ball. I don't think there was any intent from the Eibar midfielder, though.
Malcom was offside! I'm not sure who was at fault there... Alba might have made his pass earlier and Malcom might have timed his run better. Either way, the flag is raised for offside.
Charles shot on goal! Eibar come flying forward on the counter attack with De Blasis crossing into Charles. The striker gets the shot away from 12 yards out, but his effort is saved by Cillessen.
Chance for Messi! That was an opportunity for Barcelona to take an early lead. Roberto cut out a back pass and then plaid the ball to Messi, who took a little too long to get the shot away.
Barcelona have a lot of injuries to contend with at the moment. Coutinho and Arthur are out of action at the moment, while Dembele is expected to be out for the remainder of the season.
Eibar are safe in 12th place in the Liga table, so this match is well and truly a dead rubber. Eibar deserve huge credit for what they have done in the Spanish top flight in recent years.
So this is how the league season ends for Barcelona. In truth, it has been a procession for them almost from the very first week. They will surely want to conclude things with a flourish.
- 1st Half
The match is under way! It's Eibar against Barcelona in this La Liga fixture.
Okay, here we go. About to get started in this final game of the season. Kick off is just moments away.
This is a chance for Malcom to stake a claim ahead of next week's Copa del Rey final against Valencia.
Just a reminder...
Cillessen has been handed a starting place for this game. Might this be farewell for the Dutch keeper at Barcelona?
Not long until kick off now. Will Barcelona be on their holidays in this final game of the 2018/19 La Liga season? Or will they be keeping up their intensity ahead of the Copa del Rey final?
I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the game to let me know your thoughts. Can Eibar claim a win today? What does the future hold for Valverde? Tweet me!
Of course, Barcelona still have a Copa del Rey final against Valencia to come, but their season has hit something of an anti-climax following the Champions League exit to Liverpool.
Messi plays! Barcelona might have the Liga title wrapped up and in the bag, but Messi has been handed a starting place by Valverde for this game. Thought he might be on the bench.
TEAM NEWS: Eibar - Dmitrovic, De Blasis, Oliveira, Ramis, Cote, Escalante, Jordan, Orellana, Cucurella, Enrich, Charles. /// Barcelona - Cillessen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, Roberto, Vidal, Messi, Malcom.
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