With Barcelona set to take on Getafe away from home this Saturday in Round 15 of La Liga, here's a few key things you should pay attention to when watching the match tomorrow:
Clean Sheet Coming?
Getafe are tied with three other teams for the second-worst goal total in La Liga. So far, Los Azulones have found the net only eleven times in fourteen games. They're even worse at home, scoring only four goals in seven matches at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.
Barça's defense looked impressively strong against Paris Saint-Germain's super-talented attacking unit. Getafe's attacking unit is not that talented. Their most "dangerous" player is right-midfielder Karim Yoda. Unless he's really Yoda from Star Wars, he shouldn't be much of a problem for Claudio Bravo and the rest of the guys.
No Neymar, No Problem?????
The Brazilian is certain to miss the match due to an injury picked up in the win against PSG last Wednesday. Though Neymar played through it and seemed fine, further tests revealed that he suffered a minor right ankle sprain, and he won't be able to be in uniform only three days after picking up the contusion. It's not a major concern, and Ney's health is not a problem going forward, at least for now.
With the confirmed absence of the team's second-best goalscorer so far this season, the responsability of scoring will be put on Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez. Can they do the job? Well, looks like a stupid question, right?
A Suárez Liga Goal, Pretty Pretty Please?
The Uruguayan striker finally netted his first score at Camp Nou in the win over PSG, but he still hasn't scored in La Liga competition. Without Neymar alongside him and Messi, Luisito will probably get more chances to break the ice in domestic games. Against a team who's only mediocre in terms of allowing goals, though it ranks 7th best in Spain in terms of shots allowed per game, if Barça can open up Getafe's defense and get a few more shots on goal, it's possible that Suárez might finally be able to celebrate his first La Liga goal.
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