Barça will travel to Mallorca with only 13 first team players
Published:10/03/2020 - 21:02h
Updated:10/03/2020 - 22:41h
The bad sportive planning and the injuries are putting in check the announcements of Setién to play the parties. The one of Mallorca will be especially dramatic
The past weekend, the FC Barcelona achieved to recover the leadership of First Division after defeating by the minimum to the Real Sociedad in the Camp Nou (1-0) and contemplate, a day afterwards, like the Real Madrid fell in Benito Villamarín. Something unexpected and that produced only a week after the disaster of the culés in the Classical of Santiago Bernabéu.
Of course, the defeat of the whites is also a warning for the own Barça, that does not have to forget that in a day all can change and that, especially, that the 'goal average' is favourable to the group of Zinedine Zidane. This Saturday in the afternoon, the group directed by Quique Setién will have to defend his first position in the stadium of Sound Moix, against the Mallorca.
For said party, the Cantabrian technician will not be able to have big quantity of players: Ousmane Dembélé, Luis Suárez, Sergi Roberto and Arthur Melo will be drop by injury; besides, Clément Lenglet fulfils cycle of yellow and neither will be available. In case all this went little, Samuel Umtiti has not trained beside his mates and will keep like doubt.
If finally the frank defence-Cameroonian can not go in in the announcement, Quique Setién only will have to his disposal 13 footballers to form the list: Marc-André ter Stegen, Net, Nélson Semedo, Jordi Alba, Junior Firpo, Gerard Hammered, Sergio Busquets, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, Frenkie of Jong, Antoine Griezmann, Leo Messi and Martin Braithwaite.
To all this it is necessary to add that one of these footballers is Net, second goalkeeper by behind Ter Stegen, by what the number of players of the first team could consider like 13 although Umtiti finish going in in the list. A true drama to sportive level although, seeing the positive side of the situation, Setién will see forced to throw of the Masia.
The youngsters with opportunities
Quique Setién has called a total of eight footballers of the FC Barcelona B to train with the 'greater', in seen to be able to complete the list to travel to Balearic terrain. Ansu Fati, Morer, Araujo, Mingueza, Matheus, Reis, Riqui Puig and Hill are the footballers with options to go in in this list. Ansu Fati (Already usual), Ronald Araújo (in front of the drops in defence), Riqui Puig and Hill are those that more options have.