Ousmane Dembele suffers hamstring injury in first Barcelona league start

Now, as I write this, Paulinho has actually just scored a lovely goal, but it still can't come close to what Japanese worldwide Shibasaki did in the first half to give Getafe the lead.

Paulinho who arrived at the Camp Nou this summer, came off the bench to net the victor, to ensure their flawless start to the season continues.

But another of Valverde's subs, Denis Suarez, struck for the first time since January as the visitors battled back in the second half, before Paulinho grabbed the victor just as it looked like they would have to settle for a draw.

Barcelona remain top of the league with 12 points after four games.

A thunderbolt from Gaku Shibasaki had seen Getafe lead in the latter stages of the first period, but Denis Suarez and Paulinho both came off the Barcelona bench to win it for the league leaders.

Getafe had a wonderful chance to take the lead in the 17th minute when a deflected Shibasaki cross fell for Molina at the far post, but the striker turned just the wrong side of the post as Barcelona survived another unsafe moment.

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Dembele, making his first start in La Liga, fell to the ground clutching his hamstring after sprinting for the ball just after the 20-minute mark.

Somewhat against the run of play, Barca should have moved ahead when Samuel Umtiti could only send a close-range free header straight at Vicente Guaita from Andres Iniesta's in-swinging cross.

"We have shown that we can come back", he said.

GOOOALLLLL Denis Suárez equalises!

Barcelona completed the comeback vs. Getafe and remain ideal in La Liga courtesy of new-signing Paulinho's strike late on.

Messi had a free-kick brilliantly saved by Guaita and Getafe could have gained at least a point when Mauro Arambarri's deflected shot struck the foot of the post.

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