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Barcelona’s Key Players Facing Suspension for Athletic Club Match if Yellow-Carded Against Getafe

BlogBarcelona's Key Players Facing Suspension for Athletic Club Match if Yellow-Carded Against Getafe

Barcelona have an important game coming up later this afternoon as they take on Getafe at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys. It is a must-win game for the Catalans, especially if they are to remain in the race for the league title, with Girona and Real Madrid already enjoying significant leads.

Heading into this game, however, a few Barcelona stars may have to proceed with caution as they are facing the risk of suspended in the next game. Four Barcelona players risk suspension vs Athletic Club The players in question are Robert Lewandowski, Ronald Araujo, Joao Cancelo, and Oriol Romeu.

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All four players are running the risk of receiving a suspension for the next game against Athletic Club if they receive a booking today. That is because all four of them have received four yellow cards in La Liga this season.


Picking up another this afternoon will them out of the next game. Lewandowski, Cancelo, and Araujo, in particular, must proceed the game with caution as all three are key elements to the Barcelona first team. If the Catalans are to push forward for the league title, they cannot afford to lose any of these three stars in the upcoming game against Athletic Club. Oriol Romeu, meanwhile, has been a bit-part player in the first-team setup this season.

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But he is a crucial alternative in the midfield department, especially if Barcelona require more strength and energy in the middle of the park. However, it must be noted that none of these four players can possibly evade the yellow card suspension until the end of the season.

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Therefore, they must approach the games logically. While the next game against Athletic Club will be tough, Barça will be taking on Mallorca in the game after, where the club may be able to afford losing any of these stars due to suspension.
Barça will have to be very attentive in their visit to Vigo this weekend due to the ‘threat’ of losing up to three starters for their next La Liga match, in which they will have to host the always difficult Getafe
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The FC Barcelona will visit Balaídos this Saturday to confront to the Celtic of Vigo with the risk to lose until four footballers for his next meeting in LaLiga by accumulation of cards. The culés will bump in front of the Galician team with Robert Lewandowski, Cancel and Araújo in the list of alert ‘yellow’, those who accumulate four yellow cards up to now, to the equal that Oriol Romeu, the one who is still in doubt for the meeting.

In front of this, the four footballers, three of them very headlines, are to a card more than being suspended a day. In the same situation finds also Xavi Hernández, adding of equal way four cautions, by what the Committee of Competition would sanction it with a party in the case that some protest of his finish in something more than a warning of the fourth referee of the party.

Xavi, leading of a lot of cautions from 2021
The míster Catalan has been admonished against the Athletic, The Palms, Villarreal and Granada, seeing these four yellow in a period of two months and half. To see the fifth, would lose the third party by sanction of this season, since it was expelled in the first day, against the Getafe, for protesting after being warned and could not seat in the bench against the Cádiz neither the Villarreal.

Besides, ‘Sport’ has signalled this Friday that the quantity of cards for Xavi and his staff has gone in increase considerably afterwards that in his first course saw 8 yellow and 1 red (Òscar Hernández), in the second (2022-23) showed them 12 yellow and 1 red (Òscar Hernández) and in the third, that finds developing, already accumulate 8 yellow and 5 red (Xavi, De la Fuente -2-, Sergio Cheerful and Òscar Hernández), totalizando already 28 yellow and 7 red.

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By his part, Lewandowski saw the yellow cards against the Villarreal, Osasuna, Alavés and Villarreal (second turn), Romeu in front of the Mallorca, Athletic, Ray Vallecano and Villarreal. Already regarding the defences, Joao Cancel was admonished in the parties against the Seville, Granada, Athletic and Valencia and Ronald Araújo in front of the Athletic, Girona, Almería and Villarreal.

Barcelona will still see themselves in the La Liga title race, but with Real Madrid currently eight points clear and looking incredibly dominant, it will be extremely difficult for Xavi Hernandez’s side to eat into that margin. Instead, their main focus is likely to be on securing a place in the top four, thus qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

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It’s not that certain that Barcelona will be playing in European football’s elite competition next season. They are only five points clear of Athletic Club, who have been in very good form in 2024. What’s more, the two teams will face off next weekend at the cauldron that is San Mames, where Ernesto Valverde’s side are very, very strong.

For that match, the last thing Barcelona would want is to be without any of their key players, but that is a serious possibility. MD have noted that Ronald Araujo, Joao Cancelo and Robert Lewandowski would miss the match against Los Leones if they are yellow carded against Getafe on Saturday – as would Oriol Romeu, who has been a bit-part player in recent months.

All three players would be a massive miss for Barcelona, so it could be in Xavi’s thinking to rest them against Getafe in order to ensure that they are definitely available to face Athletic Club. It remains to be seen whether this will be the case.

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