Barcelona laboured through a 0-0 with Getafe on Sunday afternoon to approach a rare midweek break, sitting pretty at the top of La Liga.
Ernesto Valverde’s side failed to score for the first time at home this season with the result, having been largely frustrated by Jose Bordalas’ impressive visitors.
Whilst Valverde’s side remain unbeaten in the league, they did allow Atletico Madrid in second place, to gain ground in the title race, cutting the gap down to seven points.
Philippe Coutinho and Lionel Messi both saw long range efforts denied by Getafe keeper Vicente Guaita, whilst Yerry Mina was proving Barca’s only other goal threat, seeing one header saved by the former Valencia keeper and one, go inches wide of the post.
Getafe, who move into the top ten with the result, almost score late on after former Malaga man Vitorino Antunes sent a 30-yard free-kick towards goal, but Marc-Andre ter Stegen proved strong in the Barca goal.
The introduction of Andres Iniesta and Ousmane Dembele did little to change the tie, with the latter struggling to adapt to the game, much to the Camp Nou’s dismay.
Barca now have a rare mid-week break, whilst Getafe also have the same.