FC Barcelona take on Getafe this Sunday, 11 February 2018 at the Camp Nou in what will be a very important game for both sides. Barcelona can stretch their lead at top of the table back to 9 points ahead of second placed Atletico Madrid with a win while Getafe will be looking to get something out of this match and keep themselves in a good midtable position. The match will kickoff at around 20:45 CET / 19:45 uk time and we will have live links closer to the kickoff.
Barcelona now turn their attention to Arsenal who will be visiting Camp Nou in the second leg of their 2016 Champions League clash.
FC Barcelona made it easy work of Getafe at Camp Nou this Saturday afternoon as they ran riot in what was a very one sided affair. An early goal from by Jan Rodriguez had Barcelona 1-0 while Messi missed penalty but soon made up for it with a wonderful goal along wise El Haddadi and Neymar scoring before the break to make it 4-0. Neymar and Arda Turan were on target again just after the break to make it 6-0 for Barcelona.
FC Barcelona 6-0 Getafe Highlights:
08′ 1 – 0 Juan Rodriguez’s own goal had Barcelona 1-0 up within first 8 minutes
11′ 1 – 0 Lionel Messi missed penalty the penalty (barcelona record 8th miss this season)
19′ 2 – 0 Munir El Haddadi was on hand to make it 2-0 after sublime pass from Messi.
32′ 3 – 0 Neymar slotted home with a cool finish at bottom far corner after Messi had him through on goal.
40′ 4 – 0 Lionel Messi turned suberbly at the edge of the box and unleased a superb low drive to make it 4-0.
51′ 5 – 0 Neymar scored again after the break
57′ 6 – 0 Arda Turan completed 6-0 win as barcelona go 37 games ubeaten in all competitions.
FC Barcelona will be heavy favourite to take all three points against Getafe a team who has never beaten Barca at Camp Nou. Of the last 27 matches between the two Barcelona has won 21 and lost only three all of them were home wins for Getafe. With Neymar, Messi and Suarez all fit and available Barcelona should win this game with ease considering their recent form of 36 games unbeaten.
Team News & Lineups: Luis Enrique has the luxury of resting a few players ahead of Champions League second leg against Arsenal on Wednesday. Both Dani Alvez and Jordi Alba might be rest while Neymar is available after serving his 1 game suspension. Andreas Iniesta is also in contention to start in regular midfield lineup of Busquets and Rakitic. Lionel Messi, Suarez and Neymar set to start upfront on Saturday.
Getafe has a few injury worries but their star player Pedro Leon is likely to start against Barcelona having recovered from Injury while Vasquez to play upfront. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturday.
Match Predictions: Cant see any other result than a resounding win for Barcelona in this one. Looking at the Barcelona’s matches this season one thing which struck me was the fact that teams giving up once Barcelona go 1 or 2 goal in the lead. As good as Barcelona has been this season some of scoreline flatter them because teams seems to accept defeat as soon as Barcelona scores. I am going with a another big win for Barcelona here.