Returning to a point behind Atlético de Madrid, leader of the championship, Barça is more than ever in the race for the title. The Catalans have not experienced defeat in La Liga since last December in a match against Cádiz. And a few days before a decisive Clasico, FC Barcelona records an almost unexpected return.
Gerard Piqué back on time?
Indeed, Gerard Piqué reappeared this Thursday morning on the lawn of the Catalan club’s training center. The latter suffered from a sprained internal ligament in his right knee. Off the field for over a month, “the President“gave everything to return in time to play the game against the Merengue. Winning bet for the Catalan defender. Ronald Koeman will need it to face Real Madrid, who has just won with the manner (3-1) against Liverpool in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League.
A profitable absence at Barça?
If the Blaugranes record the return of the Spanish international, on the side of Real, uncertainties accumulate! If Sergio Ramos is still uncertain following his calf injury contracted before the international break, Raphaël Varane will be absent. Indeed, the French international has tested positive for Covid-19 and must therefore withdraw from the meeting. A real blow for Zinedine Zidane who may have to compose his team once again without his usual central hinge. There is still some good news for the people of Madrid. Eden Hazard and Dani Carvajal have resumed collective training in recent days.