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SAT 21.12.2013 | PREVIEWS

Ambitious opponents meet in the Coliseum

Barcelona will be looking to finish the year as leaders against a Getafe who are trying keep the European spots in sight.

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SAT 21.12.2013

Getafe CF will host FC Barcelona in one of Sunday's most enticing clashes on matchday 17 of the Liga BBVA with both teams looking for a sweet ending to the season.

The side from Madrid, currently in eighth position, have only managed one victory in their last five league matches and will therefore be hoping to rediscover their spark so that they do not lose sight of the European places. "Want I want is for my team to know what they have to do. We are going to chase the ball more than in other matches, because they still dominate possession, even though they are now a little more direct", stated the team's coach, Luis García Plaza.

For their part, Barcelona will come to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez fully intent on taking three points home with them and finishing the year atop the table. The manager, Gerardo Martino, will be without Xavi Hernández, who is suffering from an injured soleus muscle in his right leg, and Neymar, who is serving a ban for accumulated bookings. "It is very important to finish the year not just at the top, but with a solid performance", declared the Argentinian coach.

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