PREVIEW: Getafe v Barça

PREVIEW: Getafe v Barça

The team return from the international break with a Saturday night fixture at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez

LaLiga returns this weekend with a visit to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez (9pm CEST), where Barça take on Getafe after having taken 7 points from a possible 9 so far this season.

The opposition

Getafe have started the campaign with 7 points from their 4 fixtures played, through 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat. Pepe Bordalás' team have maintained almost the entirety of their personnel from last season, and feature important players such as David Soria, Djené, Arambarri and Jaime Mata, as well as former Barça talent Marc Cucurella.

Fielding a 4-4-2 formation, with plenty of intensity in defence and attacking fullbacks on both sides, Getafe have spent several seasons competing at a high level and were candidates for Champions League football last season.

Coach: José Bordalás
LaLiga record this season: W2/D1/L1
Position: 7th
Top goalscorer: Ángel Rodriguez (2 goals)
Former Barça players: Marc Cucurella



The Blaugrana head to Getafe looking to return to winning ways, after they were held to a draw last time out against Sevilla. They will also look to extend a run of four consecutive winss at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, where they have typically taken strong results against this weekend's opposition. The record is one of three impressive streaks that FC Barcelona have going.

The last time the two teams met, at the Camp Nou back in February, two goals in the space of six minutes from Antoine Griezmann and Sergi Roberto earned Barça the 3 points, with Ángel Rodriguez getting a consolation strike in the second half.

Barça's most recent visit to the Coliseum saw goals from Luis Suárez and Junior Firpo give victory to a team who ended the game down to 10 men, following the 82nd minute sending off for Clement Lenglet.

Coming up is a packed schedule of games for Ronald Koeman's men, with a match almost every three days. Amongst the encounters on the horizon are the first Champions League game of the season, plus El Clásico against Real Madrid.

Squad list

Ronald Koeman has selected the following players for his travelling squad: Dest, Piqué, R. Araujo, Sergio, Aleñá, Griezmann, Pjanic, Braithwaite, Messi, O. Dembélé, Riqui Puig, Neto, Coutinho, Lenglet, Pedri, Trincao, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Ansu Fati, Junior, Iñaki Peña, O. Mingueza and Arnau Tenas.

Ter Stegen, Jordi Alba, Matheus and Umtiti all miss the game through injury.

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