Spanish giants Barcelona will miss the services of Eric Garcia, Frenkie de Jong, and Jordi Alba when they take on Getafe on Sunday.
de Jong, Garcia, and Alba all picked up bookings during Barcelona’s 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo at the Nou Camp on Tuesday. That meant the trio will incur a one-match ban, ruling them out of Sunday’s trip to Getafe.
The absences will leave Xavi really short of options for the weekend with Barca already without Gerard Pique, Sergino Dest, Sergi Roberto, Pedri, and Nico because of injury.
Ronald Araujo’s fitness will also be of concern after the defender was stretchered off after a nasty clash of heads with Gavi. Barcelona have confirmed he has a concussion but will undergo further tests.
Barca are seven points clear of Sevilla and eight ahead of Atletico Madrid. Both teams do have a game in hand on Xavi’s side. Sevilla play Mallorca on Wednesday while Atletico are at Elche.