IMPORTANT DROPS IN WANDA METROPOLITAN
Like this it is the infirmary of the Athletic-Barça: The injuries mark the duel by LaLiga
Published:23/11/2018 - 01:25h
Updated:23/11/2018 - 15:28h
Athletic of Madrid and FC Barcelona cross in Wanda Metropolitan in a decisive duel for the fight by the title, and the injuries will force to the applicants to do some changes. There are several footballers that arrive just to the party and others that finally will remain was
After a start of season in which they have given already some surprises, LaLiga prepares for another big party, the one who will cross to Athletic of Madrid and FC Barcelona next Saturday. In Wanda Metropolitan decides the who will be the leader of the championship when it complete the Day 13, and both applicants will have to sortear obstacles of a lot of level to do with the victory.
One of the most important will be the one of the injuries, that have turned into leading stood out of the clash and of the previous days to his dispute. Both groups have carried several disappointments and have collected also some joys by the way, and will not be missing them power because of the quality that accumulate in his staff.
Beginning by the visitors, the absence more determinant is the one of Ivan Rakitic, that equally remained went by sanction after being expelled against the Real Betis. The Croat fell by a muscular problem in a commitment of his seleccion and will have to be some days stopped before going back to the announcements of Ernesto Valverde.
Precisely, in another international appointment received the enésimo hit Thomas Vermaelen, whose fragility seemed to have remained parked given his unexpected continuity in the last year and half. The one of Kapellen carries already some months separated and will not go back until there are not risks, of the same form that Sergi Samper that does not raise head. The canterano had his big opportunity in the Glass of Rey and did not attain to complete a part, because 'broke' and also has remained out of fight.
The positive news has put it Philippe Coutinho, that suffered a muscular mishap but seems that it will be able to be of the game if there are not surprises of last hour. The Brazilian will arrive something just, but has completed the last sessions of training without greater difficulties and the preparador extremeño will have to value even if it will form part of the eleven initial.
The Athletic has problems in defence
The panorama of the Athletic is even worse, although in spite of his three key drops in defence has specific spares for encarar the meeting without urgencies. The Cholo Simeone has recovered this week to Lucas Hernández and Stefan Savic, that will not go sobrados of shooting but could happen directly to the titularity.
This is due to the fact that Diego Godín and José Giménez will not arrive to the visit of the Barça, neither neither a Juanfran whose injury has confirmed this same Thursday. Santiago Arias will be the substitute of the Valencian in the right side, and are not few those that think that the retaguardia 'colchonera' no resentirá especially in spite of not being able to have some of his best men.