Barcelona picked up a tough win on Saturday night as they beat Real Sociedad 1-0 at Reale Arena. The winning goal came from Ronald Araujo in the 93rd minute.
Despite the joy of winning 3 points, the Catalan team received disappointment. Gavi is Barca’s mainstay this season and further affirmed his position when Pedri and Frenkie de Jong were absent due to injury. However, after missing a Champions League match due to suspension, Gavi will be forced to sit out the next round of La Liga. The reason is because he received the 5th yellow card of the La Liga season against Real Sociedad.
The Spanish midfielder will not play next Sunday when Barcelona host Alaves at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys. This means that only after the national team gathering in November can Gavi return to play football in La Liga.
The good news for Xavi Hernandez is that Pedri just returned in the match against La Real, so he will compete for the starting spot in the match against Alaves. Similarly, Oriol Romeu can also start from the start if Xavi decides not to risk a long layoff like Pedri.
Lu Phong | 10:36 November 5, 2023