Line-ups: Barca-Getafe

Alexis Sanchez and Pedro will partner Lionel Messi as Barcelona host Getafe this afternoon.

The Blaugrana face the Azulones at Camp Nou looking for the three points that could take them to within one of leaders Atletico Madrid.

And they do so with the Chile and Spain internationals, who have been preferred to the injured Neymar and the benched Cesc Fabregas.

Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets make up a full-strength midfield, with Marc Bartra playing at centre-back alongside Javier Mascherano.

The away side meanwhile, were hoping to escape the looming relegation places with a win, and were led by striker Adrian Colunga.

Barcelona: Pinto; Alves, Bartra, Mascherano, Adriano; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Alexis, Messi, Pedro

Getafe:  Julio César, Valera, Alexis, Rafa, Escudero, Lacen, Juan Rodríguez, Lafita, Sarabia, Sammir, Colunga

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