Xavi will miss the Villarreal match
The yellow card Xavi Hernandez was shown late in the game will prevent him from playing in the match at Villarreal in two weeks time. Here are other stats from the game with Getafe.
► Of the five players who were one yellow card away from suspension before the match, Xavi
was the only one to pick up his 5th card. Valdes, Mascherano, Messi, and Busquets, who didn’t
play, are still one card from suspension.
► Of Xavi’s five yellow cards in the league, three were for protesting (Levante,
Sporting, and Sevilla, and all of them with the same referee), the one against Getafe for
time-wasting, and the one against Real Madrid for protesting from the bench. Not one card for a
► With the win against Getafe, the team has established a new record: 27 consecutive
games without losing in the league, beating the record of the 1973/74 season (26).
► Valdés is also on the way to new records, having played 289 games in the league,
overtaking Antoni Ramallets He’s the second goalie in the history of the club to have played
more league games.
► Alves scored his third goal this season, his second in the league. Before the game he
had scored against Panathinaikos (Champions League) and Sevilla (League).
► Bojan scored his fifth goal in the league, having scored previously against. Almeria
(2), Real Sociedad, and Sevilla.
► Jeffren had minutes on the pitch once again. Injured until recently, he hadn’t
played since Betis-Barça (3-1) on 19th of January, in the Spanish Cup.
► Barça, who don’t have another game until April, ended March with a balance of 4
wins and a draw.