It’s a big game today as Barcelona looks to avoid the FIFA virus (although Alba seems to have already succumbed). Getafe is a difficult opponent as their strategic placement of free Burger King in the locker room lead to Barcelona losing at their stadium last year, and they’ve already taken points from the other big team in Spain this season. Iniesta and Sanchez are out with injuries but we may see Puyol’s new image – he has decided to go for a style straight out of a Dumas book. Dos Santos and Fontas were left at home for this trip while Tello and Deulofeu traveled (let’s be honest, Tello is a de facto first team player these days).
Starting XI: Valdes, Montoya, Puyol, Pique, Adriano, Xavi, Busquets, Thiago, Pedro, Cesc, Tello
Bench: Pinto, Alves, Mascherano, Song, Messi, Villa, Deulofeu
Match time is 20:00 Barcelona time / 2:00 PM EST.