Ernesto Valverde, concerned

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Valverde's puzzle in his defense for Leganés-Barça

Published:21/11/2019 - 15:55h

Updated:21/11/2019 - 15:56h

Barça have a very dangerous game this weekend in Leganés after the national team stop. Valverde must rebuild his defense for the match, as he has numerous casualties for this clash

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The FC Barcelona already has gone back to the work with all his international to prepare the party of this Saturday against the Leganés. The culés travel to the Madrilenian city to play in front of the ones of Javier Aguirre in a dangerous meeting, in which Ernesto Valverde will have to enter several changes forced in defence.

Nélson Semedo And Jordi Alba, the two lateral headlines of the team barcelonista, are of drop by injury and will not be in Butarque. Neither it will be able to play Sergi Roberto, sanctioned after receiving his fifth yellow card in the last crash of League. Besides, Samuel Umtiti carries renqueante a pair weeks and is not clear that go to be able to arrive to the Saturday.

With this panorama, the Barcelona trainer will have to improvise a new defensive line. In the right-handed lane, with the drops of Semedo and Roberto, everything seems to indicate that the elected will be the unpublished Moussa Wagué. The Senegalese still has not debuted this course, but the urgencies could force to the 'Txingurri' to throw of him.

If the international with Senegal will play by the right with almost total security, Junior Firpo will do it in the left. The Hispanic-dominican has not played a lot since fichó by the Barça, but the injury of Alba has forced to the technician extremeño to resort to he. Already it played against the Celtic before the stop and also will do it in Butarque.

In the centre of the defence, the one of Viandar of the Edge will be able to have Gerard Hammered and Clément Lenglet. The Frenchman, nevertheless, will arrive after playing it everything with France, something that could open him the door to Umtiti. The ex of the Lyon is almost recovered of his annoyances, but only will play in Leganés if it does not run danger. Against the Borussia Dortmund, Hammered will not be by sanction and his presence then will be fundamental, by what will not risk with him.

Todibo, the alternative to Umtiti

Jean-Clair Todibo also would be an alternative if Valverde decides to give him rest to Lenglet and Umtiti is not to 100%, but the French youngster is not explaining too much and does not seem that it go to have minutes this Saturday. To complete the bench in the case that there is some problem, could go in a defence of the filial. According to the newspaper Sport, the elected will go out of the triple that form Dani Morer, Óscar Mingueza and Sergio Akieme, that trained all the week with the first team.

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