Xavi with serious gesture


Barça's 'cover' for the right-back against Mallorca

Published:28/09/2022 - 15:33h

Updated:28/09/2022 - 15:33h

This weekend, at least, Xavi could have to put an eleven on the field without an available right side of the first team. Sergi Roberto follows without being to 100% and in front of the Mallorca will have to find another alternative

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The recent injuries of Héctor Bellerín, Koundé and Araújo have left to the FC Barcelona without any available option that can play in the right-handed side, in case that Sergi Roberto do not arrive to time to the next meeting of LaLiga. If the one of Reus is entirely recovered, aims to that it will be to title in Mallorca this weekend, but in contrary case, to Xavi only remain him two options: play with defence of three or trust the side of the Barça Atlètic.


And this is Álvaro Núñez, footballer of 22 years that arrived pertinent of the Athletic Club this same summer. The defender landed in the filial culé with the letter of freedom after not reaching an agreement with his club by the renewal. In fact, from Bilbao there was some controversy this denouement, as it had to go up to the first team this season after two years playing it almost everything with the filial rojiblanco.

Núñez has showed a high performance in First RFEF and also is being indisputable in the Barça Atlètic. Rafa Márquez has chosen him by in front of Alpha Diounkou and the bilbaíno great all the minutes of game in this start of season, where the Barcelona team follows invicto and is second in his group. It is a side with good defensive concepts and that is used to to go up little, but when it does it search to do it with good criterion.

In the group II of Third, Álvaro Núñez has contested the five parties of the season, playing complete in all. It accumulates besides an assistance and only a yellow card, a very positive figure for a defender in a league of so much intensity. With a value of near market to the half million of euros, everything seems to indicate that the player will renew his agreement further of the 2023, more still if it contests minutes with Xavi in a position with few natural alternatives.

It is not the only

Another option, in addition to Álvaro Núñez and the own Alpha Diounkou, is the one of Marc Casadó. The footballer has been always defensive pivote with Márquez but that in turns it American of pre-season had minutes with Xavi in the right-handed side. The mediocampista played a good stretch of party in this position in front of the Inter of Miami, in which it went the first party of the Barça in United States the past month of July.

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