This is a very difficult match but one we need to win to keep the pressure on Los Cules. Many Barcelona players (including Ronaldinho) did not know the Real Madrid result at Levante on Sunday so that they could have maximum concentration for the Getafe match. This time though we play a full 24 hours before Barca, kinda hard to avoid our result now. Anyways, Barca go to Malaga and I am sure the Cules don't need reminding what happened there last season.
Gravesen's ankle is showing improvement and he could feature in this game if he completes his rehabilation programme successfuly.
We all know about Villarreal and the fantastic season they are having. Riquelme is one of the Top 3 players of Spanish Football this season and he is the obvious threat to content with on Saturday night. Everything good that comes from Los Submarines seems to evolve around him. We also need to keep an eye on the rejuvinated 18-goal Diego Forlan, who can score from any angle on either foot. Jose Mari and Lucho Figueroa are also guys who can score easily if given time and space on the ball.
P16 W13 D0 L3
% of points accumulated at Home: 82%
P15 W3 D6 L6
% of points accumulated on Road: 33%
05/12/04: Villarreal CF 0-0 Real Madrid CF
La Liga| Saturday| 23 April 05| 22:00 CET| Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.
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