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Barcelona predicted lineup vs Getafe - La Liga

Craig Vickers
Koeman on the touchline
Koeman on the touchline / Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images
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Barcelona welcome Getafe to Camp Nou this weekend as they look to return to winning ways after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Athletic Club.

Ronald Koeman will have to contend with injury and suspension issues as Gerard Pique limped off last weekend before Eric Garcia was sent off in stoppage time. Pedri has also been granted a short break following his exploits for Spain at the Olympics. 

Barça hit Real Sociedad for four in their last outing at Camp Nou while Getafe are yet to find the net this season.

Here’s how Koeman could line Barcelona up.


Barcelona predicted lineup vs Getafe - La Liga

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Jordi Alba
Alba's experience will be key to Barcelona in the absence of Pique / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Neto (GK) - Marc-Andre ter Stegen returned to training this week but it remains unlikely that the German will be rushed back. Expect Neto to retain his place. 

Sergino Dest (RB) - The American’s development will be exciting to witness this season and he's performed consistently thus far.

Ronald Araujo (CB) - The injury bug has hit in the heart of the Barcelona defence with Gerard Pique ruled out with a calf problem, and the 22-year-old will be keen to seize his chance.

Clement Lenglet (CB) - Eric Garcia’s stoppage time red card will force Koeman to turn to the Frenchman.

Jordi Alba (LB) - The Spaniard will be forced to adapt after the loss of his partnership with Lionel Messi and was quiet against Athletic Club last time out.

2. Midfielders

Frenkie De Jong
de Jong's creativity from midfield will be vital / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Sergio Busquets (DM) - Uncharacteristically wasteful in possession last weekend, Busquets will need to be back to his best against Real Betis.

Sergi Roberto (CM) - The 29-year-old is set to be handed a rare start in central midfield as Pedri enjoys a well-earned rest.

Frenkie de Jong (CM) - The Dutchman’s importance to Barcelona is growing each passing week and his creativity will be key in the absence of Pedri.

3. Forwards

Memphis Depay
Memphis was on the scoresheet at San Mames last weekend / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Antoine Griezmann (RW) - Ineffective last time out against Athletic Club, the Frenchman is still searching for his first goal of the season. 

Martin Braithwaite (ST) - The Dane failed to link to great effect with Griezmann and Depay last weekend, but showed great promise with his brace on the opening day against Real Sociedad.

Memphis Depay (LW) - The summer recruit salvaged a point for Koeman’s side last weekend and he unsettled the opposition's defensive line with his sharpness in attack.

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