In FC Barcelona they seem to have everything defined for what will be the Clásico this Sunday against Real Madrid. This Saturday the 23 players called up by Ronald Koeman for the battle at the Camp Nou were confirmed. Among the most prominent presences is that of Jordi Alba, who scared everyone with an injury that had him ‘between cotton wool’, but will finally be available.
This Saturday the call was defined with the presence of Jordi Alba, who had a good response and was able to train normally with his teammates during the morning at the Joan Gamper Sports City. In such a way, it was among the 23 that will be available for the Classic.
The left-back had suffered a minor sprain to his right ankle after the Champions League game against Dinamo Kiev last Wednesday. But, a good quick treatment on Thursday and Friday paid off and Koeman will have an important piece for the defense.
The big absentees for the Classical
But the good news of Jordi Alba does not mean that there are sensitive losses for the Classic. Although it was hoped that he could recover in time, Ousmane Dembélé will not be present. In fact, the Frenchman traveled to Finland to receive the doctor’s ‘ok’ from Dr. Lampainen, who operated on him for a disinsertion of the biceps tendon in his right knee. It is expected that he can return to Rayo Vallecano on the next day.
Meanwhile, the other most important absentees are Pedri and Ronald Araújo with individual recoveries from their injuries. The same as the case of Martin Braithwaite, who continues with his treatment after the knee operation he had in September.
Call of Barcelona for the Classical
Goalkeepers: Marc-André Ter Stegen, Neto Murara and Iñaki Peña
Defenders: Sergiño Dest, Gerard Piqué, Clément Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Óscar Mingueza, Samuel Umtiti, Éric García and Alejandro Balde.
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Riqui Puig, Yusuf Demir, Philippe Coutinho, Frenkie de Jong, Sergi Roberto, Nico González and Gavi.
Forwards: Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati, Luuk de Jong and Sergio Agüero.