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September 15, 2012 2:00 PM EDT
Coliseum Alfonso Pérez — Getafe (Madrid)
Referee:‬ Fernando Teixeira‎
Attendance:‬ 13000‎
 
80′ (OG) Javier Mascherano
Adriano 32′
 
Lionel Messi 74′ (PG)
 
Lionel Messi 78′
 
David Villa 90+1′

La Liga Preview: Getafe - Barcelona

The Blaugrana will look to continue their strong start to the season when they travel to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez for Saturday's clash with Luis Garcia's side.

By Karthick Arvinth

Leo Messi - FC Barcelona
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS

GETAFE

Moya
Valera, Abraham, Ruano, M Torres
Michel, X Torres
Leon, Barrada, Castro
Alvaro
BARCELONA

Valdes
Montoya, Pique, Puyol, Adriano
Xavi, Busquets, Fabregas
Pedro, Messi, Tello


Getafe has no fresh injury concerns for the Primera Division encounter against Barcelona. Defender David Abraham has shaken off a leg injury, and summer signing Alvaro Vazquez may be handed his debut in attack.

Barcelona is likely to make changes as it attempts to keep key men fresh following a taxing international break. Martin Montoya and Cristian Tello will be among those hoping for a start, along with captain Carles Puyol (cheekbone) and midfielder Thiago Alcantara (tibia), who have returned from injuries.

Andres Iniesta (hamstring) and Alexis Sanchez (groin) miss out, however, while coach Tito Vilanova serves the second suspension of his two-game touchline ban.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Getafe's 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in August ended a three-match winless run at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
  • A solitary goal from Juan Valera was enough to seal all three points for Los Azulones in this corresponding fixture last season.
  • That victory was Getafe's first over Barcelona since a 2-0 home win in November 2007.
  • Barcelona has faced Getafe on three occasions after international breaks, with a record of one win and two draws.
  • With three wins out of three, the Catalan side is the only side to boast a 100 percent record in La Liga this season.
  • Lionel Messi (pictured right) is Barcelona's top scorer this season with six goals in all competitions.


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Available Squads
25Miguel MoyàGoalkeeper
5AlexisDefender
-Miguel TorresDefender
7Alberto LopoDefender
20Juan ValeraDefender
12Pedro LeónMidfielder
17Diego CastroMidfielder
28AbdelMidfielder
21MíchelMidfielder
-Xavi TorresMidfielder
9Adrián ColungaStriker
13CodinaGoalkeeper
22ManéDefender
19David AbrahamDefender
6LacenMidfielder
8Pablo SarabiaMidfielder
16Paco AlcácerStriker
26ÁlvaroStriker
1Víctor ValdésGoalkeeper
3PiquéDefender
5Carles PuyolDefender
2MontoyaDefender
21AdrianoDefender
4Cesc FàbregasMidfielder
6XaviMidfielder
6Thiago AlcántaraMidfielder
16BusquetsMidfielder
7PedroStriker
20TelloStriker
13José Pinto ColoradoGoalkeeper
22Daniel AlvesDefender
14Javier MascheranoMidfielder
17Alex SongMidfielder
9David VillaStriker
10Lionel MessiStriker
10Gerard DeulofeuStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
27 5
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0