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FC Barcelona Team News And Starting Lineup Preview Ahead Of Getafe La Liga Clash

Junior Firpo poor at he and Setien’s former employers Betis, Jordi Alba should start at left back in his place joined by an in-form Nelson Semedo on the other flank.

Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal similarly out-of-sorts in their past two starting outings, an Arthur - who shut the mentioned 2-3 win down well off the bench and has returned to full fitness - should get the nod in midfield alongside Frenkie de Jong in front of pivot Sergio Busquets.

Up top, a trident of Ansu Fati, Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi will look to further develop their improving chemistry in the absence of the injured Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembélé.

Bagging one of his most famous goals at this ground against this opposition in 2006/2007 - a carbon copy of compatriot Diego Maradona’s fabled effort against England in the 1986 World Cup, Messi is scoreless in three.

He has however assisted five in his last two La Liga appaerances, which takes in both of Ansu Fati’s strikes in a two minute brace when Levante were beaten 2-1 in Barça’s previous home fixture.

Additionally, Angel Rodriguez could be auditioning for a dream move to the Catalans as unique rules could seen them sign the 32-year-old outside of the transfer window owing to a six month absence imposed on Dembélé.

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