Barca crashed out of Europe for the second season in succession after holding a three-goal first-leg lead, having started their match against Liverpool as hot favourites to go on and lift another European Cup.
The Primera Division, of course, is already in the bag, while the players are vying for spots in the team to play Valencia in the Copa del Rey final – an opportunity to save some face.
Getafe, meanwhile, are chasing an unlikely place in next season’s Champions League, with four points from two games required to secure their debut in Europe’s top competition.
|Game||Barcelona vs Getafe|
|Date||Sunday, May 12|
|Time||5:30pm BST / 12:30pm ET|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be streamed via Eleven Sports 1.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|N/A||Eleven Sports 1|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Ter Stegen, Cillessen|
|Defenders||Semedo, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Pique, Vermaelen, Umtiti, Sergi Roberto, Murillo, Todibo|
|Midfielders||Coutinho, Vidal, Alena, Arthur, Puig|
Luis Suarez has had minor knee surgery, which has ended his season. Ousmane Dembele, meanwhile, is sidelined with ongoing muscular issues.
Rafinha is a long-term absentee, while Jean-Clair Todibo is likely to miss out.
Confirmed Barcelona starting XI: Cillessen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Messi, Malcom, Coutinho
|Goalkeepers||Chichizola, Soria, Yanez|
|Defenders||Cabrera, Olivera, Miquel, Suarez, Foulquier, Angel, Dakonam|
|Midfielders||Portillo, Shibasaki, Saiz, Cristoforo, Flamini, Arambarri, Maksimovic|
|Forwards||Angel, Molina, Duro, Rodriguez|
Getafe are without several vital players, notably attacker Jaime Mata, who is banned, and midfielder Markel Bergara, who is out injured.
Bruno Gonzalez is another to miss out due to suspension, while physical problems pin Antunes and Amath Ndiaye to the sidelines.
Confirmed Getafe starting XI: Soria; Suarez, Dakonam, Cabrera, Olivera; Foulquier, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Shibasaki; Molina, Rodriguez
Betting & Match Odds
Barcelona turned in one of the poorest performances in the club’s recent history as they saw their Champions League dreams come crashing down around them against Liverpool on Tuesday.
Boasting a 3-0 lead after the first leg, the Catalans collapsed amid a show of dismal defending at Anfield, best encapsulated by the Reds’ winner, which came about as Barca dallied at a corner.
Unsurprisingly, the fallout has been severe , with head coach Ernesto Valverde’s position suddenly fragile and apparently depending on Copa del Rey victory - and even that may not be enough - to save his job.
“We looked like a youth team. We have to understand all the criticisms that are going to rain on us,” Luis Suarez, who will not play again this season after undergoing knee surgery, said after the fixture.
Barca had promised a stronger attitude than the one they had showed a year earlier against Roma in the quarter-final, where they threw away a 4-1 edge.
“We have to do a lot of self-criticism, it's the second time the same happens to us,” Suarez continued. “We cannot make these mistakes two years in a row, we have to reproach ourselves for what we are doing wrong, thinking that everything was finished.”
While the club do have a dominant success in the Primera Division to fall back upon, the team is expected to show an immediate response against a Getafe side going well.
The side from the Madrid suburbs have lost only one of their last seven league fixtures and count wins over Athletic Club and Sevilla among their recent successes, although both of these came at home.
Jose Bordalas’ side will still, however, approach this encounter with a measure of confidence that may be lacking in their shaken hosts.
“The season has been spectacular,” Damian Suarez said. “Nobody thought at this point we’d be fighting for fourth place. The commitment, humility and work we have put in deserves it.”
For Getafe, Barcelona’s midweek defeat has complicated their task.
“It’s dangerous,” Francisco Portillo warned. “They’re one of the best teams in the world. It’s going to be difficult but we trust the team.”
Even a draw would be a solid result for the guests, who would then likely need to overcome Villarreal on the final day of the season to secure a top-four finish.