Barcelona were held goalless by Getafe at the Nou Camp on Sunday in stark contrast to ruthless Real Madrid’s goal spree the day before.
Yerry Mina made his home debut and was among the few to impress for the Catalans as some stars were rested.
A Luis Suarez strike was correctly disallowed on the stroke of half-time with the Uruguayan offside as he volleyed home Lionel Messi’s free-kick.
Philippe Coutinho and Mina tested goalkeeper Guaita in the second half but Barcelona could not find the breakthrough and are now seven points clear of second-place Atletico Madrid.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen 5 – The German’s kicking was uncharacteristically poor and he slipped over while rushing out of his goal which could have led to a Getafe breakthrough.
Sergi Roberto 6 – A couple of good runs down the right but the Catalan didn’t have a huge impact on the game.
Yerry Mina 8 – The Colombian was excellent on his home debut, impressing at bringing the ball out and shutting down Getafe counter-attacks.
Lucas Digne 7 – Forced into a central role because of injuries and suspensions, the Frenchman was solid at the back.
Jordi Alba 6 – The Spaniard did not get forward with his usual abandon and was occasionally frustrated by Coutinho’s passing choices.
Sergio Busquets 6 – Not the best game for the defensive midfielder, who was booked for a poor tackle in the second half. Not as precise as usual.
Ivan Rakitic 6 – The Croatian worked hard and frequently dropped back into central defence to help out his team-mates.
Philippe Coutinho 6 – Invisible in the first half but came into the game more at the start of the second, testing Getafe stopper Guaita with identical shots from distance, before he was replaced.
Paco Alcacer 5 – One nice flick on in the first half was about as good as his game got. Quiet and ineffective on the right wing.
Lionel Messi 6 – The Argentine was far below the heights he hit against Valencia in midweek and wasteful from free-kicks situations on multiple occasions.
Luis Suarez 6 – One thing you can never fault the striker for is his work-rate, and the Uruguayan charged around up top with determination, although he couldn’t make the difference.
Andres Iniesta 7 – Brought Barcelona more control and cutting edge, with some good work on the left.
Ousmane Dembele 6 – His speed on the right scared Getafe and Barcelona looked livelier with him on the pitch.
Guaita 7, D Suarez 7, Gonzalez 7, Djene 8, Antunes 7, Fajr 7, Arambarri 7, Portillo 6, Gaku 6 (Cabrera), Amath 7 (Molina), Angel 6 (Flamini).