Ernesto Valverde blames fatigue as Barcelona draw Getafe blank

Barcelona Team News Injuries suspensions and line-up vs Getafe

Barcelona Team News Injuries suspensions and line-up vs Getafe

Valverde's side have 15 games to go and their contests against Atleti and Real Madrid are both at the Nou Camp. However, while Getafe have played better in their last six games, they have been terrible away from home.

The Catalan side improved in the second half but still struggled to break down the visiting defence, while Getafe goalkeeper Vicente Guaita made a fine save in stoppage-time to prevent Suarez heading in a last-gasp victor as Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina started his Barcelona career with a stalemate. "He will come back bit by bit, but we think the game tomorrow (Sunday) is a good time for him to be there".

The Catalans dominated 79 per cent of the possession against their mid-table opposition but were unable to break through, with Atletico Madrid now sitting seven points back of the league leaders.

"Normally the months of January and February are like this", Iniesta said.

Guaita stood up to a pair of testing Messi strikes and produced an acrobatic stoppage-time save to keep out a Luis Suarez header as Getafe held on for a deserved point. It's logical that you won't win every single match, there are always setbacks'.

Arguably the most encouraging element of Barcelona's performance was a classy full-debut from Yerry Mina at centre-back, made all the more impressive by left-back Lucas Digne being played out of position alongside the Colombia worldwide at the heart of defence.

When quizzed about Sunday's clash with Getafe, Valverde said: "I have spoken about this game before it is a hard one, the game against them early this season was the first game we were behind". Getafe defend well and they are having a great season, " Valverde said at a press conference streamed live on Barca's official website. While speaking about Sunday's game, it's not going to be that easy for Barça to win in this fixture. It is a very important point.

"He thought he could help us but he has not been able to as many times as he would have liked", Valverde added.

'From the 20th minute we had more peace of mind and we had our chances.

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