The blue and whites are now withdrawing a little, but tactically they are very good at limiting their pressing to an extremely small corridor. As a result, Lewandowski is flagged offside for a long, high ball from Araujo to the left up front. So far it’s been a very disciplined performance by the Quique Flores squad.
The importance of this encounter is also demonstrated by the intense duel of both sides.
After almost eight minutes of play, the Xavi team managed to combine into the opposing half again. A good attempt at Gavi’s slip-through to Raphinha can be intercepted by the defense at the last moment. That would have been extremely dangerous!
The underdog makes it clear here: He will not hide and stand in the back, but would like to take his luck into his own hands. That’s what you want to see as a football fan!
Good chance for Getafe! No way, they’re withdrawing! Suárez directs a high pass down the line into Borja Mayoral’s run on the right. Ünal puts his perfect cross from eleven meters at the height of the second post just wide of the right post!
Munir hits the subsequent free kick near the center line high to the right into the box, but there is neither friend nor foe to be found there and possession of the ball changes.
Enes Ünal even lay down for a short time and had to be treated, but he’s recovered and will be able to continue.
Yellow card for Gavi (FC Barcelona)
That didn’t take long. After the home side had won the ball for the first time, Gavi violently pulled and dragged his opponent Ünal to the ground in a small ring fight. The warning is okay despite the early timing.
As was to be expected, Getafe initially withdraws a long way and lets the guests have the first possession.
The hosts, dressed all in blue, clink glasses. The Catalans appear in bright bright away kit.
Here we go! The referee Juan Pulido Santana releases the game.
The actors step onto the lawn and greet the spectators. With the best weather, everything is set up for what we hope will be an interesting football match!
In the league, the Azulgranas are unbeaten in five games, of which they have won four, but have also been without a goal for two competitive games. They also suffered a 4-0 home defeat against Real Madrid in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals ahead of Girona, after winning the first leg 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Catalans shouldn’t be lacking in motivation today either.
And how often has it been experienced that the favorite was too sure of his factual superiority. Will the Getafenses pull off the big coup today?
If you could possibly speak of the notorious preliminary decision at the top of the La Liga table, the relegation battle is in full swing, only FC Elche is likely to be the first to be relegated with 13 points and a deficit of 14 points. The framework in which places 13 to 19 move is currently only five points. Enough of the numbers: This should result in a pretty fierce relegation battle…
The home team from the Madrid metropolitan area, on the other hand, is ranked 16th in the table with 30 points after 28 games and is therefore tied with 17th UD Almería on points and games. Behind them, FC Valencia are waiting with three points fewer for their chance to get out of the relegation zone. Getafe is therefore in acute danger of relegation, but the two competitors mentioned are not exactly dealing with easy opponents today (Atlético and FC Sevilla). Does one of the big favorites go wrong?
The prerequisites for this match are clear: with a win, leaders Barcelona would extend their lead over arch-rivals Real, who beat Cadiz yesterday, to 13 points again and thus – even if there are still nine games to play after this game – an important step towards championship number 27.
Barça coach Xavi also sees no great need for rotation after the 0-0 draw against Girona at Camp Nou six days ago: Jordi Alba in the back four and Franck Kessié in the three-man midfield start for Eric García and Ansu Fati (both bench).
Coach Quique Flores only makes one change to his defensive five-man chain for the hosts compared to the 0-2 away defeat against Real Sociedad last matchday. Iglesias has been on the pitch from the start for the more attacking winger Portu (bench).
First, let’s take a look at the lineups of the two teams.
Hello and welcome to La Liga this Sunday afternoon! On Matchday 29, Getafe FC welcomes the big FC Barcelona. From 4:15 p.m. the ball will be rolling in the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.