Barca coach Xavi Hernandez hopes some key players will return in time before the Super Classic match. However, Xavi may have to rotate in the match against Bilbao this weekend, when eight first-team players are injured, including key striker Robert Lewandowski.
However, the good news is that people have seen young talent Lamine Yamal and cornerback Alejandro Balde returned to practice on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Jules Kounde will definitely miss the match against Real Madrid next Saturday. Raphinha’s health is said to be progressing well, and Pedri is expected to return to training soon and could be ready for the Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk mid-next week.
Midfielder Sergi Roberto is the latest name to be injured. He will be sidelined for several weeks after suffering a leg injury in training on Wednesday.
Barca has so far maintained its unbeaten record in La Liga. They played 9 matches and won 6, drew 3. Xavi’s team is losing to Real Madrid, the top team, by 3 points.
Ngoa Long | 22:27 October 19, 2023