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Primera División

  • November 26, 2011
  • • 21:00
  • • Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, Getafe
  • Referee: Fernando Teixeira Vitienes
  • • Attendance: 10000

La Liga Preview: Getafe v Barcelona

La Liga Preview: Getafe v Barcelona

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Pep Guardiola's men will be looking to maintain the pressure on Liga leaders Real Madrid when they travel to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Saturday evening



Torres, Rafa, Diaz, Mane
Lacen, Michel
Valera, Sarabia, Castro


Dani Alves, Pique, Puyol, Abidal
Xavi, Busquets, Fabregas
Sanchez, Messi, Villa

Getafe are still without on-loan Real Madrid midfielder Pedro Leon, who is currently sidelined with a serious knee injury. Abdel Barrada received two yellow cards in the club's 2-1 defeat to Sporting Gijon last weekend so is therefore suspended.

Dani Alves will return to the Barcelona starting line-up after missing the Catalan club's 3-2 Champions League win against AC Milan on Wednesday through suspension, with Carles Puyol expected to partner Gerard Pique in the centre of defence.

Andres Iniesta looks likely to miss out again with a thigh strain, meaning Cesc Fabregas could drop back into a more withdrawn role. Pedro is fit after suffering from an ankle problem, yet could start the game on the bench, and with Alexis Sanchez continuing his return from injury, the Chilean could be given a start, too.

  • Getafe have won only three of their last 15 games, all of them at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
  • This is the Madrid-based club's worst-ever start to a league campaign after 12 games (10 points, four fewer than last season).
  • Miku has grabbed five goals this season in 12 La Liga matches, meaning he is only two away from his overall tally in the 2010-11 campaign.
  • Barcelona are currently on a run of 16 games unbeaten in La Liga, with their last defeat coming against Real Sociedad in April.
  • In 14 Primera meetings versus Getafe, the Catalan giants have won 10, drawn three and lost one.
  • David Villa ended a six-game Liga goalless streak last weekend when he netted for his side in the 4-0 home win against Zaragoza.

Players to watch

N. Fedor

Position: Attacker

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The striker has been his side's most impressive performer this term and will be the man his team-mates rely on to unlock the Barcelona rearguard. Can the Venezuelan add to his five Liga goals this season?

A. Sánchez

Position: Attacker

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The Chilean is back in the first-team fold after injury and will be looking to kick-start his Barcelona career after his summer arrival. If the former Udinese man starts against Getafe, expect him to cause all kinds of mischief on the right flank.

Editor's Prediction

Barcelona have a near full-strength squad to choose from and will fancy their chances against a struggling Getafe side. Impressive attacking performances against Real Sociedad and AC Milan will boost the reigning champions who could go goal crazy on Saturday evening.

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