Venue: Camp Nou
Date: Sunday, 10th February
Thiago is likely to take Xavi's place.
Getafe manager Luis Garcia Plaza will be without defenders Rafa and Juan Varela due to injury as well as goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya, who is suspended after being sent off last week against Deportivo. Deputy Codina is assured to take his spot.
The game comes with an unfamiliar kick-off time, which Barcelona will hope doesn't negatively impact on the team's performance, considering the amount of players who have been away this week on international duty. But Barcelona assistant Jordi Roura insists the team will be ready:
The time is special but we will try and go out there with the maximum intensity and get stuck into the game so that these factors dont affect us. One or two players may be tired but in four days you can recover quickly. Well see how everyone is and then decide the starting eleven.According to Roura, Tito Vilanova continues to be fully involved in running the team, despite his absence due to ongoing cancer treatment in New York, and makes his presence felt, as Roura told the club's official website:
Weve been in permanent contact with him all the time thanks to new technologies. Hes more active than ever, hes feeling really well. Tito has access to all the matches and the reports, and that allows us to talk about it all. Theres only a slight difference even though hes not here.
Getafe: Codina, M. Torres, Lopo, Escudero, Alexis, Borja, X. Torres, Leon, Barrada, Gavilan, Colunga
Source: Sky Sports.