Getafe have started to press higher up the field, but Barcelona have found their groove and are playing around it with confidence. Alba is providing a regular out-ball down the left with his bursting runs from deep.
A strong start from Getafe was undone by a moment of class from Messi, and Barcelona have been comfortably the better side since going ahead.
MISS! Luis Suarez shifts the ball onto his right foot as he receives the ball in the box and turns before curling a shot just wide of the far post! He’s adamant a defender got a block in, but a goal-kick is awarded.
SAVE! Messi goes on a trademark mazy run and Alba cuts the ball back from the byline to Pique, forward from the back line, but his cushioned, first-time effort is saved superbly by Soria from close range!
SAVE! Barcelona nearly double their lead as Luis Suarez gets free down the right and smashes the ball low towards the near post but Soria gets out to deny him well.
Barcelona have now scored in each of their last 31 games away from home in the La Liga – they are just one game away from equalling their best run in the competition: 32 games on the road between February 2012 and September 2013.
GOAL!!! MESSI MAKES IT 1-0! Messi nutmegs the goalkeeper with his first touch as a high ball drops inside the box, before racing onto it and slotting into the empty net! Another moment of genius from the Argentine!
Barcelona have had plenty of possession but Getafe have threatened more when they have seen the ball.
Ter Stegen takes the ball down on his chest and tries to clear with Rodriguez closing him down, and the goalkeeper catches the striker’s studs as he strikes the ball and writhes around in pain. Meanwhile, Vidal is on the sidelines holding his leg after playing the ball back to the German. Barcelona have two men down, but both look like they will be able to ca