After a week off for international play, La Liga is back in business. First place Barcelona will continue to try and build off their perfect record of 3-0 against Getafe.
Barcelona enters the match with 9 points in three games and the only team in the league that has yet to lose a match. However, entering Saturday's game they will be without the services of Andres Iniesta and Alexis Sanchez as both players suffered injuries during last week's international play. Coach Tito Vilanova will also be off the bench as he serves his second game of a ban he was given earlier in the season.
Getafe, who has four points in the first three games, plays a defensive style in which they crowd the defensive area and attack on a swift counter. Abdelaziz Barrada currently leads the squad with two goals and is their greatest asset offensively.
Barcelona will hope that star Lionel Messi looks like he did in the weeks prior to international play as the Argentine went from a strong game against Paraguay to an invisible one against Peru.
Prediction: Barcelona continues to win and extends their perfect start to 4-0. Score should be 3-0 with Messi scoring another goal.
The match starts at 2 P.M. ET