Last updated on 4 January 20244 January 2024.From the section European Football
Ilkay Gundogan scored his third goal in La Liga this seasonIlkay Gundogan scored a disputed stoppage-time penalty as Barcelona came from behind to beat Las Palmas.
Las Palmas substitute Daley Sinkgraven pushed Gundogan as the ex-Manchester City midfielder was about to nod in a cross on the goalline.
He was shown a straight red card and his side were punished further when Gundogan netted from the spot.
Ferran Torres had earlier cancelled out Munir El Haddadi’s early opener against his former club.
Las Palmas were furious with the late penalty and red card.
“I hope all the audios come out, it’s not normal. It’s a question of referees appearing as little as possible, not of them being more important than the players,” said captain Kirian Rodriguez.
Barcelona boss Xavi said: “There is always tension. There are nerves, everyone wants to win. If you talk to me about the penalty, it seems clear to me.
“We won at the last moment with a penalty. I understand Kirian, but it’s a push and it’s a penalty.”
Victory takes Barcelona’s tally to 41 points from 19 matches in La Liga – their second highest at this stage in the last five seasons – and they move third in the table, seven points off Real Madrid and Girona at the top.
Las Palmas remain 10th in the table having suffered back-to-back defeats.
Line-upsLas PalmasFormation 4-3-3
13Vallés4SuárezBooked at 58minsSubstituted forSinkgravenat 82’minutesBooked at 90mins23CocoBooked at 79mins15Mármol3CardonaBooked at 89mins5MuñozBooked at 88mins8Perrone20RodríguezBooked at 90mins17El HaddadiSubstituted forCardonaat 59’minutes9RamírezSubstituted forCrespoat 68’minutes10MoleiroSubstituted forLoiodiceat 68’minutesSubstitutes1Escandell2Akinlabi Park7Herrera12Loiodice16Kaba18Sinkgraven19Cardona22Mfulu24Crespo29González31Herzog35González GorrinBarcelonaFormation 4-3-3
21F de Jong22Gündogan20Roberto
13Peña Sotorres2CanceloSubstituted forChristensenat 11’minutes4Araújo23Koundé3Balde21F de Jong22Gündogan20RobertoBooked at 20minsSubstituted forLópezat 78’minutes11RaphinhaSubstituted forYamalat 72’minutesBooked at 81mins9LewandowskiSubstituted forJoão Félixat 72’minutes7F TorresSubstituted forRoque Ferreiraat 78’minutesSubstitutes14João Félix15Christensen18Romeu19Roque Ferreira26Astralaga27Yamal31Kochen32López33Cubarsí39FortReferee:Pablo González Fuertes
Live TextMatch ends, Las Palmas 1, Barcelona 2.
Second Half ends, Las Palmas 1, Barcelona 2.
Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Mika Mármol.
Attempt blocked. Vitor Roque (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fermín López.
Attempt missed. Vitor Roque (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by João Félix with a through ball following a fast break.
Foul by Vitor Roque (Barcelona).
Mika Mármol (Las Palmas) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Las Palmas 1, Barcelona 2. Ilkay Gündogan (Barcelona) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.
Kirian Rodríguez (Las Palmas) is shown the yellow card.
Daley Sinkgraven (Las Palmas) is shown the red card.
Penalty Barcelona. Ilkay Gündogan draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Daley Sinkgraven (Las Palmas) after a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt saved. João Félix (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lamine Yamal.
Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Daley Sinkgraven.
Sergi Cardona (Las Palmas) is shown the yellow card.
Ronald Araújo (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sergi Cardona (Las Palmas).
Javi Muñoz (Las Palmas) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Javi Muñoz (Las Palmas).