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Drama for Xavi: Barça's options to replace Pedri and Gavi in ​​Manchester

Published:17/02/2023 - 12:53h

Updated:17/02/2023 - 16:19h

Pedri's injury and Gavi's loss due to cards for the return of the Europa League against Manchester United leave a wide uncertainty about Xavi Hernández's next eleven

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The FC Barcelona finds with a new dilemma in Europe League for the commitment of turn in front of the Manchester United. The Barcelona will have to visit Old Trafford next Thursday 23 February to the 21.00 hours with several fundamental drops inside his eleven, so much by injury as by accumulation of cards.

Sergio Busquets and Ousmane Dembélé are two absences that Xavi Hernández already had scheduled for the European commitment against the English. The captain has a sprain whereas the French suffers of a muscular injury that will leave him out of the terrains by at least a pair of weeks more. However, the novelties are the drops of Pedri González and Gavi, two referents in the medullary blaugrana.

The Canarian suffered an injury in the previous rectum of the right thigh and will be at least a month out of the terrains. By his part, Gavi will not be able to be of the game by accumulation of cards, what will leave to the trainer with a total of four fundamental drops inside the XI. It is thus that the bank of acting will have to offer solutions if the Catalans want to advance of round to domicile.

Although the goal and the saga are intact, the true is that the medullary and the front of attack will need some modifications. Franck Kessié will be to title beside Frenkie of Jong in the midfield and Sergi Roberto would be the one who would take the reins to complete the trident. By his part, Raphinha and Lewandowski will conform the offensive and the attendant to substitute to Gavi in the band would be, a priori, Ansu Fati. Nevertheless, Ferran Torres also can be leading although it is the canterano the one who more integers would have to go out from the start.

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Finally, Xavi could do some adjust in defence that serve to have a more compact team that the one who presented in the gone. Jules Koundé could return to the band whereas Andreas Christensen and Ronald Araújo would commission of the central axis. Also Alejandro Balde would be between the possible headlines to reinforce the side of Ansu and like this create advanced more dangerous of face to the goal 'network devil'.

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