Leo Messi and his teammates return to action at Camp Nou today to face Getafe in la liga match tonight. Barcelona who are 8 points clear at the top of la liga will look to continue their march towards the trophy, meanwhile Getafe are reeling at 16th position just 1 point above the relegation zone.
Barcelona who has not lost a single Game in any Completion since 3rd October would look to continue their unbeaten run in the competition while Getafe has never managed to defeat Fc Barcelona in the Camp Nou in their past 11 meting would be hoping to avoid a route by the hands of defending Champions.
Here’s What both the manager had to sat recently about the match
Getafe manager Fran Escribá,
“I assure you that’s not how we feel, just trying to avert a rout,” he retorted. “We want to go in there and do things as best we can. We know we’re up against an outstanding team, but we’re not going to give up.”
FC Barcelona Manager Luis Enrique Martínez
We are in the final stretch of the season against opponents who need points.
At the moment, we are only thinking about three points against Getafe, which will leave us closer to our objective of winning the league.
We know that we are where we wanted to be at the start of the season, but the most difficult part remains which is to confirm our performances with titles.
We have a clear advantage but we cannot afford to slip up because losing two matches could see us punished.
I have complete confidence in what my players are doing. I will judge them for what they do on the field individually and collectively, and they are doing both of those things marvellously.
FC Barcelona – Javier Mascherano has been suspended for the match a.fter picking up his 5th yellow card of the season during the last match, While the youngster Sandro picked up an injury and will be out for six to seven weeks.
Expected Playing XI
Bravo, Alves, Piqué, Vermaelen/Barta, Mathieu/Alba, Arda Turan, Rakitic, Sergi Roberto, Messi, Neymar Jr, Suárez.
Getafe – Defenders Álvaro Vázquez and Cala and midfielder Pablo Sarabia are all suspended for the Match.
Date – 12/03/16
Time- 8.30 PM IST
Venue- Camp Nou, Barcelona.