On Saturday evening, Getafé welcomed the defending champions FC Barcelona to their home stadium Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. The home side have had a very average start to the season, only securing one win and four draws in the first seven La Liga matches. Playing against a side who they haven’t been at the victory end for a while, there were doubts that José Bordalás’s side would turn things around this time.
Meanwhile, Barcelona haven’t had the best start to the season as they would have hoped. Losing points against sides such as Osasuna or Granada made their journey of defending the title more difficult during the first stage. Still, they were able to secure all three points at the end of the day through two goals by Luis Suárez and Juníor Firpo.
This tactical analysis will provide an analysis of Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Getafé. Meanwhile, using statistics, we will identify the key points that helped Ernesto Valverde’s tactics secure a comfortable win over José Bordalás’ tactics.
Getafé approached this match with their usual 4-4-2 formation and made one change to the side that drew against Valencia. Centre-back Leandro Cabrera was rested after their trip to the Mestalla, with former Villarreal defender Bruno González stepped into his place. The home side were again without the service of Amath Ndiaye and Vitorino Antunes as they were still recovering from their injuries.
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