Crazy Ball – Barcelona will appear confident at home to Getafe on Sunday (18/10). The reason is, the Catalan giant has not lost at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez in the last nine years.
Coach Ronald Koeman is determined to get Barca back to winning ways, when they compete at Getafe this weekend. The slick record at the Coliseum is certainly one of the driving forces for the Blaugrana squad to win again at the home of the Madrid city club.
Disclosed Marca, before the international break this month, Barca made a draw against Sevilla. The appearances of several players are also in the spotlight for Koeman, and that's a problem that cannot be seen because of their brilliant start to the season in domestic competition.
With the battle in the Champions League on the way, the former Feyenoord coach will rest a number of players following this month's international break. Koeman has confirmed he will not be playing a number of big names for the away match at Getafe this weekend.
Getafe have had a fun competition in La Liga in the last two seasons. The reason is, they almost advanced to the group stage for the Champions League and Europa League in the two seasons, but each of them tumbled at the end of the season.
However, so far Getafe has never been superior when they face big teams. Jose Bordalas 'team last managed to beat Barcelona at home in September 2011. After that, they never won against Barca – including when the two teams' meeting was held at the Coliseum, for the last nine years.
At that time, Getafe was still under Luis Garcia, and Juan Valera's goal managed to teach Barca a big lesson through a rare defeat. However, it was the last time Getafe managed to win over one of the big Spanish League teams. And, since that defeat, the Blaugrana have successfully recorded 12 wins in the 15 matches they have played.
As hosts, Getafe is certainly determined to end this never-winning record against Barcelona at home. Moreover, so far this season they have never conceded a single goal at home, of course they don't want to taste defeat either.
Source: Barcelona Alert, Getafe Determined to End Nine Years Old Record
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