Barcelona VS Getafe
Start date: 23 Apr 2021 01:00
Venue: Camp Nou
Referee: Jorge Figueroa Vazquez, Spain
Barcelona welcome Getafe to Camp Nou on Thursday evening in La Liga with Ronald Koeman’s side aiming for a win to keep their title push going.
The Blaugrana are five points behind leaders Atletico Madrid but with a game in hand and will be hoping to build on the success of winning the Copa del Rey at the weekend by keeping the pressure on the table-toppers.
Getafe, for their part, claimed a 0-0 draw against Real Madrid on Sunday and Jose Bordalas’ men recorded a victory against Barca when they faced them earlier this season.
Getafe head to Camp Nou as La Liga’s lowest scoring side, having managed just 22 goals in 31 matches.
Bordalas’ men will be buoyed by the point they picked up against Real Madrid on Sunday night, but even when facing a Los Blancos side absolutely decimated by injuries, Getafe failed to find the back of the net.
Indeed, Los Azulones’ only goal in their last five matches came at home to relegation-threatened Elche and they have only scored in five of their 14 away matches this term.
Barca have not kept a huge number of clean sheets during the current campaign but there should certainly be plenty of interest in them keeping a lacklustre visiting attack at bay.
Barcelona (3-5-2): Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Piqué, Lenglet; Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Alba; Messi, Griezmann.
Getafe (4-4-2): Soria; Suárez, Timor, Dakonam, Olivera; Aleñá, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Cucurella; Ünal, Mata.
Current Barcelona squad is:
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembélé, Francisco Trincão, Martin Braithwaite, Konrad de la Fuente
Midfielders: Philippe Coutinho, Frenkie de Jong, Miralem Pjanić, Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Riqui Puig, Ilaix Moriba, Matheus Fernandes, Oriol Busquets
Defenders: Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergiño Dest, Samuel Umtiti, Clément Lenglet, Sergi Roberto, Ronald Araújo, Junior Firpo, Oscar Mingueza, Moussa Wagué
Goalkeepers: Marc-André ter Stegen, Neto, Iñaki Peña.
Current Getafe squad is:
Forwards: Enes Ünal, Cucho Hernández, Jaime Mata, Ángel Rodríguez, Darío Poveda
Midfielders: Takefusa Kubo, Carles Aleñá, Marc Cucurella, Nemanja Maksimović, Mauro Arambarri, Allan Nyom, David Timor, Francisco Portillo
Defenders: Djené, Soufiane Chakla, Mathias Olivera, Damián Suárez, Erick Cabaco, Xabier Etxeita, Chema
Goalkeepers: David Soria, Rubén Yáñez.