Josep Guardiola is right, Getafe won’t be easy to beat on Tuesday night at the Camp Nou. The Madrid based outfit is one of the teams that have caused the most problems for FC Barcelona, having got a positive result on two of their last four visits to the Camp Nou, and never having lost by more than one goal. Under Guardiola, games have always been close, 1-1 (in the 2008/09 season), 2-1 (2009/10) and 2-1 (2010/11). The year before, against Frank Rijkaard’s Barça, the score was 0-0.

One of the three hardest

A glance at the last few seasons at the Camp Nou makes for interesting reading. Getafe is one of Barça’s three toughest rivals at the Camp Nou of late. Only Espanyol (with a draw in 2007/08 and a win in 2008/09) and Vila-real (with a win in 2007/08 and two draws in the seasons immediately after) have got more points at the Camp Nou in recent seasons.

Five goals against

Although Getafe have never won at the Camp Nou in seven attempts, they have only let in five goals in four seasons, and only four goals against Guardiola, never having conceded any more than two goals. Espanyol have also managed to avoid being scored against more than twice at the Camp Nou since Guardiola has been in charge.

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