Getafe: Moyà; Valera, Cata Díaz,
Rafa, Mané (Lopo 48'); Lacen, Michel; Sarabia (Pedro Ríos 83'),
Casquero, Diego Castro (Juan Rodríguez 91'); Miku. 4-2-3-1.
Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Dani Alves, Piqué, Abidal, Maxwell (Isaac Cuenca 71'); Xavi, Busquets, Thiago (Keita 64'); Alexis (Pedro 71'), Messi, David Villa. 4-3-3.
1-0. 67. Valera. Steered header down inside near post from Sarabia corner.
Yellow cards: Maxwell 18', Lacen 23', Piqué 43', Casquero 46', Diego Castro 71', Lopo 77', Busquets 88'.
A major surprise in the league on Saturday, with Barcelona losing 1-0 at Getafe in the last game of the day. After the gruelling victory at Milan midweek, Guardiola made several changes, Iniesta staying at home and Fàbregas and Puyol watching from the stands. But without some of their most inspirational players they were unable to break down a packed defence, and their only real chances in the first half came from long free kicks by Messi and Villa, as well as a shot later on from Alexis which Moyà did well to keep out. The locals only got close to Valdés's goal close to half time when Dani Alves blocked a shot from Diego Costa, but midway through the second half they took the lead when Valera squeezed between a group of defenders to head Sarabia's corner down past the keeper. Guardiola brought on Pedro and Cuenca, and Moyà had to be on his toes to save from Pedro a couple of times. With the game coming to an end Messi had a strike ruled out for offside and then saw a shot come back off the post, Moyà making a last gasp save as Pedro fired in the rebound. A much needed win for Luis García's side, but perhaps more importantly a first defeat of the season for a tired looking Barcelona.