Match Preview: Getafe v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Following on from their Copa del Rey debut this season in midweek against Villanovense, Barça return to league action on Saturday at 8.30pm CET with a visit to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez to take on Getafe. The blaugranes have won their last two games in La Liga, at home to Rayo and Eibar, and will be looking for a third in a row against a Getafe side who have been impressive this season playing in front of their own fans.
Luis Enrique expects tough Getafe test | FC Barcelona
The team from Madrid made an unconvincing start to the campaign but have since won three home games on the bounce without conceding any goals. "Statistics are there to be broken, but they reflect the level of difficulty we are up against," said Luis Enrique regarding Getafe’s recent good form.
FC Barcelona squad arrive in Madrid and ready to face Getafe | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona players have arrived in Madrid. They met first thing this morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper for a coach transfer to El Prat Airport and then a flight that departed at around 10.40am CET and landed a little less than one hour later. They were taken directly to their hotel to get some rest ahead of the 8.30pm CET kick-off at Getafe, which lies on the southern outskirts of the Spanish capital.
Iniesta and Sergi Roberto cleared to face Getafe | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona travel to Madrid on Saturday to take on Getafe (kick off 8.30pm CET) and will do so with two significant additions to the squad. Both Andrés Iniesta and Sergi Roberto have received the medical green light and will form part of the matchday squad.
Getafe v FC Barcelona: The Quiz | FC Barcelona
Ten questions to test your brain on Barça's next fixture in the league
Neymar must focus on more than attacking play - Pele - ESPN FC
In an interview to commemorate his 75th birthday, the three-time World Cup winner and Santos legend said the current Brazil captain only dedicates himself to the attack, and because of his narrow focus can not be mentioned among the game's best.
Enrique slams UEFA ‘snowball’ | Football Espana
Luis Enrique has slammed UEFA’s treatment of Barcelona, claiming their estelada punishment "started off as a marble and gradually became a snowball". La Blaugrana were slapped with a second fine for their fans’ show of the pro-Catalan flag during last month’s Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen, and the Coach felt his team were being unfairly targeted.
Barcelona forwards Sandro Ramirez and Munir not stepping up - ESPN FC
Barcelona will travel to Getafe on Saturday with the obligation to achieve a victory which would allow them to keep the pressure on current leaders Real Madrid at the top of the La Liga table.