Barca injury crises: Pique and Vermaelen to miss Getafe tie - FCNaija

La Liga By: Ambrose Udeme | 10/02/2018

Gerard Pique, Barcelona

Barcelona duo Thomas Vermaelen and Gerard Pique are almost certain to miss Sunday's La Liga fixture against Getafe as they both missed training on Friday.

The pair's absence during Friday's session means Barcelona will be short in central defence against Getafe on Sunday, with Samuel Umtiti suspended.

Pique injured his knee in last weekend's Catalan derby against Espanyol, but played through the pain in Thursday's Copa del Rey clash win over Valencia, given the importance of the match.

Former Arsenal man Vermaelen, meanwhile, still hasn't recovered from the injury he picked up away at Real Betis three weeks ago.

Gerard Pique, Yerry Mina, Barcelona

January signing Yerry Mina who replaced Pique in the 83rd minute at the Estadio Mestalla in the Copa del Rey victory over Valencia is the only natural centre-back available to Ernesto Valverde for Sunday's league match.