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February 10, 2013 11:00 AM GMT
Camp Nou — Barcelona
Referee:‬ Ignacio Iglesias‎
Attendance:‬ 85610‎
 
Álvaro 83′
13′ Messi
 
58′ David Villa
 
79′ Tello
 
 
90+2′ Piqué
 

Barcelona-Getafe Preview: Blaugrana seek return to winning ways

Victory for the Catalan giants will see them halt a two-match winless run and stretch their lead over Atletico Madrid to 12 points, if only for a few hours, at the top of the table

By Karthick Arvinth

Jordi Alba , Lionel Messi , Valencia vs Barcelona
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Valdes
Alves, Pique, Puyol, Alba
Thiago, Busquets, Fabregas
Pedro, Messi, Iniesta

GETAFE

Codina
M Torres, Lopo, Alexis, Escudero
Borja, X Torres
Leon, Barrada, Gavilan
Colunga

Barcelona midfielder Xavi will miss Sunday's Primera Division clash against Getafe with a hamstring injury.

Reserve goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto (stomach bug) is a minor doubt, but assistant coach Jordi Roura has a clean bill of health otherwise.

Angel Lafita, Mane, Juan Valera and Juan Rodriguez are all out injured for Getafe, while Miguel Angel Moya and Rafa are suspended.

However, defenders Miguel Torres and Alberto Lopo are available after serving bans, and winger Pedro Leon returns from a knee injury.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Barcelona have won just two of their last six matches in all competitions (W2, D3, L1).
  • The Catalans have won 11 of their last 12 Liga matches at Camp Nou.
  • Lionel Messi (pictured, right) has scored in a record 12 consecutive Liga matches.
  • Getafe have won just one of their last 10 matches across all competitions (W1, D5, L4).
  • Los Azulones have lost seven of their last eight meetings with Barcelona.
  • Getafe have never recorded a Liga win over Barca at Camp Nou (D2, L6).


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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
1Víctor ValdésGoalkeeper
3PiquéDefender
5Carles PuyolDefender
18Jordi AlbaDefender
21AdrianoDefender
8Andrés Iniesta LujánMidfielder
6Thiago AlcántaraMidfielder
17Alex SongMidfielder
9David VillaStriker
9Alexis SánchezStriker
10MessiStriker
13José Pinto ColoradoGoalkeeper
22Daniel AlvesDefender
4Cesc FàbregasMidfielder
14Javier MascheranoMidfielder
16BusquetsMidfielder
7PedroStriker
20TelloStriker
13CodinaGoalkeeper
5AlexisDefender
-Miguel TorresDefender
7Alberto LopoDefender
3Sergio EscuderoDefender
10Jaime Gavilán MartínezMidfielder
28AbdelMidfielder
6BorjaMidfielder
6LacenMidfielder
17Diego CastroMidfielder
9Adrián ColungaStriker
-AlbertoGoalkeeper
21Federico FernándezDefender
8Pablo SarabiaMidfielder
12Pedro LeónMidfielder
21MíchelMidfielder
26ÁlvaroStriker
16Paco AlcácerStriker
Players to Watch
Thiago Alcántara
Thiago Alcántara
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 6
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The young playmaker is likely to get a rare chance to shine in the Barcelona midfield thanks to Xavi's absence through injury. Thiago has all the necessary attributes to succeed at Camp Nou, and he will look to further his growing reputation against Getafe.
Pedro León
Pedro León
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 12
Games Goals YC RC
33 7 4 0
The on-loan Real Madrid winger is likely to be named in the Getafe line-up after spending nearly two months on the sidelines with a knee injury. Leon's return is a timely boost for the injury-hit capital club as they prepare to mount a charge towards European qualification.
Prediction
Facing Barcelona at Camp Nou is hard enough, but having to do so without several key players further complicates Getafe's plans. The hosts have an opportunity to further extend their lead at the top of the table and they almost certainly will.
Editor's Prediction
Getafe 0
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
26 4
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0