However, a 2-0 midweek win over Valencia sealed their place in the Copa del Rey final.
Gerard Pique went off feeling pain against Valencia and did not train on Friday, so he is a big doubt for Sunday's game.
Barcelona are without the suspended Samuel Umtiti and the injured Thomas Vermaelen while Denis Suarez and Andre Gomes have failed to make the squad. Valverde will hope that changes quickly, though, as Barca seek trophies on three fronts in the remainder of this season.
The 23-year-old Colombian's nervy start continued as he gave the ball away and had Sergio Busquets to thank for snuffing out the danger as Angel tried to link up with Amath.
The Brazilian midfielder, who has already played on the left, on the right and in a central position since his arrival from Liverpool last month, was picked in the Andres Iniesta role on Saturday.
Guaita thrust out a left hand to keep out a more testing Coutinho attempt but Getafe's response to Barcelona's most enterprising spell of the match was impressive.
Jose Bordalas' side frustrated the free-flowing Barca attack for long periods of the match and the hosts did not register a shot on target in the first half at Camp Nou for first time since April 2012, although Luis Suarez did have a goal correctly ruled out for offside.
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Barcelona stretched its unbeaten run to 30 games in the league as the club only managed to secure a disappointing goalless draw with mid-table Getafe.
In the United States, the game can be watched live on television on beIN Sports and kicks off at 10:15 ET.
Vincenzo Montella's side had won just one of their last eight LaLiga games ahead of the match and looked set to fall behind when Luis Muriel handled the ball in the penalty area four minutes before half-time.
Barcelona come into Sunday's La Liga match with Getafe as red hot favourites for the win.
Getafe goalkeeper Vicente Guaita made a fine save in stoppage time to prevent Suarez heading in a late victor as Barca missed out on the chance to re-establish their nine-point lead at the top.
Lionel Messi has scored 11 goals in his 11 games against Getafe at the Camp Nou in all competitions, the first of those his famous goal in 2007 which was reminiscent of Diego Maradona's slalom versus England in the 1986 World Cup.