Barcelona take on Getafe FC in Matchday 24 of the LaLiga on Saturday. Barcelona are currently second on the LaLiga table and would hope to add three more points to their kitty to put pressure on league leaders and arch-rivals Real Madrid. Getafe are having a fairytale season in the LaLiga this season and find themselves at a deserved third place. being only seven points adrift of Barcelona. Barcelona were comfortable 2-0 winners when the two sides met in LaLiga and manager Quique Setien would hope for a similar result.
All has not been well for Barcelona this season, despite the Catalan side being just three points behind leaders Real Madrid in the LaLiga standings. Barcelona sacked manager Ernesto Valverde midway through the season and replaced him with former Real Betis manager Quique Setien. Barcelona have won three of their last five games, losing one and drawing one. Lionel Messi and his team who play earlier than Real Madrid would hope to pull off a win in the Barcelona vs Getafe clash and pile the pressure on Real Madrid who take on Celta Vigo later.
Getafe have surprised one and all with their impressive performances in LaLiga this season. Jose Bordalas’ side are third in the LaLiga standings, 2 points clear off Atletico Madrid with a game in hand. Getafe though lost their last match against Barcelona despite being a man up, but one cannot put it past them to mount an upset at Camp Nou considering the sense of vulnerability surrounding the Barcelona camp. A win would take them to within four points of Barcelona and would mark their credentials for Champions League places.
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Barcelona are without Ousmane Dembele and Luiz Suarez who are out with long-term injuries, Arda Turan is also in the injury list, while centre-back Clement Lenglet is suspended for the clash. For Getafe, Filip Maojlovic is undergoing recovery and is ruled out of the clash while Damian Suarez is suspended for the Barcelona vs Getafe clash.