Barcelona went level on points with La Liga leaders Real Madrid after grinding out a slender win over Getafe.
Allan Nyom appeared to put third-placed Getafe ahead however his goal was ruled out by the video assistant referee for a foul on Samuel Umtiti.
Antoine Griezmann clipped Barca ahead from Lionel Messi’s glorious first-time pass and Sergi Roberto scored their second from Junior Firpo’s cross.
But Angel Rodriguez’s volley created a tense finale.
The 32-year-old, who Barcelona are considering signing in an emergency deal, an home associate degree expert finish from eighteen yards out from Jaime Mata’s cross. That was his eighth goal as a substitute this season.
Getafe nearly reclaimed a point however Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s glorious save denied Angel a second.
Under La Liga rules, if a player is out for more than five months, then clubs will apply to sign one player from another La Liga club.
With Ousmane Dembele ruled out for up to six months – and Luis Suarez additionally sidelined – Barca are observing many choices, as well as Angel, who encompasses a £7.5m buyout clause.
Messi has currently failed to score in four consecutive La Liga appearances for the first time since Oct 2013 to Jan 2014 – though he had created Barca’s previous six league goals before Roberto’s strike.
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