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Dest goes back to training with the group

Dest goes back to training with the group

Barcelona footballer Sergiño Dest returned to training with the group at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper two days before the decisive Champions League game against Benfica after missing the games against Celta de Vigo and Espanyol due to low back pain.

If he arrived in time to enter the call that Xavi Hernández will give the same Tuesday, it could be a solution up front, in which for the moment the Egarense coach only has at his disposal Memphis Depay, Luuk de Jong and Yusuf Demir.

The extremes of the subsidiary Ilias Akomach and Ez Abde, protagonists in the 1-0 victory against Espanyol on Saturday, will not be able to play against Benfica. The first has a UEFA Youth League sanction and the second is not registered in the European competition.

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In principle, there will be no problem for Sergio Busquets, Nico González and Óscar Mingueza to arrive in time for Xavi’s first Champions League game on the Barça bench. The three withdrew with discomfort in the Barcelona derby, but the same coach played them down in the subsequent press conference.

Barça will exercise again this Monday at 11am at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. EFE

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