Barcelona’s Xavi ruled out of Getafe game

Already missing Lionel Messi and Neymar, Barcelona has also

ruled Xavi Hernandez out of Sunday’s match at Getafe.

Barcelona says Xavi has nagging pain in his right leg and won’t

play in the Spanish league game.

The defending champions were already without Messi and

goalkeeper Victor Valdes due to injury, while Neymar is serving a

one-game suspension.

Barcelona will get defender Dani Alves back, howver, after he

was sidelined for several weeks with injury.

Barcelona is joint top of the league with Atletico Madrid, which

hosts Levante on Saturday.