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Real Mallorca vs Barcelona LIVE: Latest score, goals and updates from La Liga

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Lionel Messi and Barcelona resume their La Liga title defence at Mallorca. The champions have an opportunity to extend their lead over Real Madrid to five points with their rivals hosting Eibar on Sunday.

While the Argentine has overcome a knock, Quique Setien will be delighted to welcome back Luis Suarez too: ”He (Messi) is doing perfectly and will not have any problem,” said coach Quique Setien. He (Suarez) is better than we expected. But the question is how ready he is after so long out and whether he is ready to start.”

Follow all the live updates from the Iberostar Stadium as Barcelona resume their title defence. Please allow a moment for the blog to load.



HALF TIME


Mallorca 0 – 2 Barcelona 

45+4 mins: Excellent work from Raillo who times a last minute sliding tackle perfectly to dispossess Messi as he was about to shoot. 

Mallorca go into the break two goals down with a lot of work to do. Barcelona are happy, job done so far. 


Mallorca 0 – 2 Barcelona 

45 mins: Four minutes added on before the half-time break. Mallorca get the cross into the box. Budimir anticipates it well and beats Pique to the ball. He heads it towards goal but puts the ball wide of the far post. 

YELLOW CARD


Mallorca 0 – 2 Barcelona 

43 mins: Vidal dives in late on Rodriguez and picks up the first yellow card of the game in a surprise to absolutely no-one. 


Mallorca 0 – 2 Barcelona 

40 mins: VAR was asked to check the goal and it looked as though Griezmann may have touched the ball with his armin the build up. Ultimately though, he didn’t, and the goal stands. Barca are two goals to the good with five minutes plus stoppage left in the first half. 

GOAL!


Mallorca 0 – 2 Barcelona – Braithwaite

37 mins: GOAL! Braithwaite scores his first goal in La Liga for Barcelona! The back line of Mallorca are panic striken whenever the ball comes into the box. This time Messi gets to the ball first as it comes in from the left, Braithwaite lets it bounce and he fires the half-volley into the back of the net. 


Mallorca 0 – 1 Barcelona 

33 mins: Drinks break over and the game resumes. 


Mallorca 0 – 1 Barcelona 

31 mins: The match pauses for a mandatory drinks break for both teams. This is customary in La Liga until the end of the season. 


Mallorca 0 – 1 Barcelona 

30 mins: Rodriguez is taken out by Vidal on the edge of the ‘D’. This is a dangerous area for Barcelona as Mallorca have a free kick. 

Kubo and Sevilla stand over the ball, it is the Real Madrid loanee who takes it and he drills the ball low and hard. Ter Stegen gets down and blocks the shot. 


Mallorca 0 – 1 Barcelona 

27 mins: Pozo sends in a deep cross from the right wing. Roberto gets in front of Cucho and heads the ball clear. Mallorca take possession of the ball and quickly move it forward. Rodriguez has a shot that is deflected to Kubo on the edge of the box. He shoots and finds a way through the mass of bodies but the shot lacks power and Ter Stegen tidies up easily enough. 


Mallorca 0 – 1 Barcelona 

24 mins: In Take Kubo Mallorca are showing that they can cause Barcelona a few problems on the counter attack. The visitors seem to have ackowledged this and have slowed the play down, holding the ball up in mid-field.


Mallorca 0 – 1 Barcelona 

21 mins: The applause to infinity rings out around the stadium at the 20 minute mark. It is a La Liga initiative to celebrate the hard work of those on the frontlines and to getting back to some kind of normality.

Kubo makes a very good run into the box from the right hand side. Araujo is unable to keep up with him and Kubo takes and shot forcing Ter Stegen into a full length dive to his right to palm the ball away. Good save from the Barcelona goalkeeper. 


Mallorca 0 – 1 Barcelona 

18 mins: Barcelona’s right side are causing serious problems for Mallorca, Sergio Roberto seems to have loads of space and time to receive the ball and get his crosses in. Take Kubo is the only threat for the home side but Jordi Alba is dealing with him adequately.


Mallorca 0 – 1 Barcelona 

15 mins: Messi slots the ball into the box and Roberto is free once again on the right side. He tries to find Griezmann but a deflection pushes the ball to De Jong instead. A few attempts on goal are blocked by the Mallorca back line and they are able to clear. 


Mallorca 0 – 1 Barcelona 

12 mins: De Jong and Messi combine to get the ball out to Roberto on the right side of the box. Messi continues his run and directs the cross from Roberto towards goal. The ball takes a deflection and almost falls to Griezmann who can’t quite reach the ball before it goes out for a corner.


Mallorca 0 – 1 Barcelona 

9 mins: Take Kubo creates a bit of discomfort for the Barcelona left-back with a run into the box. Jordi Alba is up to the task and blocks the cross out for a throw in. 

Mallorca keep up their momentum down the right wing. Pozo wins the ball and darts into a little space to deliver a cross. Ter Stegen comes out to claim the ball but Mallorca will feel better after that period of play. 


Mallorca 0 – 1 Barcelona 

6 mins: Messi clips the ball into the box for Jordi Alba who comes running in from the left. Kubo tracks back well and intercepts the ball. 

Barca win it back quickly and send it out to Roberto on the right side. He runs to the edge of the box and fires a low pass across the area. Braithwaite meets the ball and shoots but sends it wide of goal. 


Mallorca 0 – 1 Barcelona 

3 mins: Mallorca need to compose themselves. Barcelona have had the perfect start to the game, no signs of rust, no lethargy. Pace, skill and strength all on display from the champions.  

GOAL!


Mallorca 0 – 1 Barcelona – Vidal

1 min: GOAL! 65 seconds into the match and Barcelona have the lead! The ball was cut into the centre and given to Jordi Alba. He crossed the ball into the box with his left foot and Vidal powered to the ball and headed it past Reina in goal.

KICK OFF


Mallorca 0 – 0 Barcelona 

Kick off: Barcelona get the match started, they ease into the game with some short passes around the defence beofre sending the ball down the left wing.


Here we go, Barcelona are back. They’re looking to increase their lead at the top of the table with hosts, Mallorca, hoping to move out of the relegation places.

The virtual fan noise can be heard around the stadium as the teams come out onto the pitch, the away side first then the home side as a social distancing measure. The backroom staff and substitutes are all wearing masks as well.

When is it and what time does it start?

The match will begin at 9pm at Estadi de Son Moix on Saturday 13 June.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

All La Liga matches will be available free to Sky customers via LaLigaTV on channel 435.

What is the team news?

Mallorca will be without Leonardo Koutris and Lumor Agbenyenu, but Salva Sevilla will be available for selection having served his suspension.

Lionel Messi has been declared fit after an injury scare, however, Ousmane Dembele remains injured. Clement Lenglet is suspended.

What are the predicted line-ups?

Mallorca: Reina; Gamez, Raillo, Valjent, Pozo; Kubo, Baba, Sevilla, Rodriguez; Hernandez, Budimir

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Vidal; Griezmann, Suarez, Messi

What are the odds?

Mallorca – 11/1

Draw – 11/2

Barcelona – 3/10

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