Sergi Roberto has won over Tata Martino. He patiently waited for his opportunity, and grabbed it with both hands as soon as it came. The youngster has played in 12 consecutive games and everything points to the fact that he will extend his run against Getafe.
Iniesta will cede him his place in the starting eleven, after it was decided that he will be rested for the game against Levante. He will not take any unnecessary risks after being substituted during the interlude on Saturday with a knock. The Spanish international underwent tests yesterday which determined that he had suffered " a bruise to his left knee, with no associated medical condition". The result in the first leg of the tie (4-0) means that Martino can bring in some of his less regular players to deal with the rematch.
There are plenty of reasons for Sergi Roberto to get the nod. He has been a regular in the Barça squad since 10th November against Betis. He has even started on five occasions - once in La Liga (Getafe), once in the Champions League (Celtic) and three times in the cup (twice against Cartagena in the round of 16, and against Getafe).