Jordi Alba out against Getafe but Puyol back | FC Barcelona
A bout of the flu meant that Jordi Alba was missing from today’s final training session before travelling to Getafe, and it has been announced that he has been left out of the plans for the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. Andrés Iniesta is also out with the hamstring injury he sustained in Georgia while Alexis Sánchez has a torn thigh muscle, and trained this morning in isolation.
Deulofeu in Barca senior squad | Football Espana
Gerard Deulofeu, Carles Puyol and Thiago Alcantara are all included in the Barcelona squad to travel to Getafe this weekend. Youngster Deulofeu has caught the eye with the B team in recent months and last week provided a notable goal and assist in Spain’s Under-21 win over Croatia.
Tito Vilanova: "The best way to beat the FIFA Virus is to win at Getafe" | FC Barcelona
Now that the international break is over, Barça return to Liga action on Saturday in search of the fourth win out of four at the ever-difficult Getafe, where they lost last season. Tito Vilanova is well aware of the dangers. "Getafe has always been a tough ground for us. Last year they sat back and defended. I just watched the game again and we weren’t comfortable with it. Their players play very tight together. I know exactly how we have to play against them".
Vilanova: I am to blame if Fabregas is not at his best - Goal.com
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has spoken out about Cesc Fabregas' perceived poor form this season, and says he will shoulder some of the blame if he cannot coax better showings out of the midfielder.
New faces awaiting Barça at Getafe | FC Barcelona
Barça already have an idea what to expect from Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez on Saturday. The Madrid-based side are typically combative and are enjoying a good run of form. Four points from three matches so far in the 2012/13 season may not look like much, but they have done that after visiting two tough away grounds and beating none other than Real Madrid in game two.
Mourinho happy with 'sad' Ronaldo - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"I am a soccer coach and my responsibilities are the results and for that reason when the results are not good you kill me," Mourinho added as Real prepare for Saturday's La Liga match at Sevilla. "That's what I need to focus on."