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Apr 17, 2009

Joseph Guardiola has announced a 19 men squad who will travel to Getafe tomorrow. Both Jorquera and Pinto are included in the squad as Valdes is carrying a slight knock and may not fearture in tomorrow's encounter. Getafe is the only team in La Liga whom the Blaugrana has not yet beaten this season. Last time when the two sides met at Camp Nou the scores were equal. The squad for tomorrow's clash is Valdés, Pinto, Jorquera, Alves, Abidal, Sylvinho, Puyol, Piqué, Márquez, Touré Yaya, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Gudjohnsen, Keita, Iniesta, Messi, Bojan, Eto'o ,Henry. There were reports of Guardiola devising a strategy to rotate the players so that everyone remain fresh, so we can indeed expect some changes in the squad. Caceres and Hleb didn't make into the squad. Getafe always have been a tough place for Barcelona to travel. The Copa Del Rey reversal two seasons back still remains fresh in memory.

FC Barcelona can expect a tough fight at Getafe, especially with getafe managing to defeat Sevilla last week. Debutant keeper Stojkovic was in tremendous form and would have to be on top to stop the inform Barcelona attack. Getafe lies 14th in the table after successfully managing out to pull out of relegation zone in recent weeks. I expect Guardiola to give Valdes a well deserved rest, Pinto would be my choice to replace Valdes. Alves, Marquez, Puyol and Abidal should form the defense. Pique should get some rest after some hectic weeks. Xavi, Toure and Iniesta should form the midfield. Henry, Eto and Bojan should form the attacking trio. Messi should start from the bench as he needs to be fresh for the mid-week clash against Sevilla. He can come in the second half if necessary. This one could be a very tough battle, but barca's current form should see them through. My prediction is 3-1 victory for Barca.

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