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INCÓGNITA: Why Leo Messi and Busquets will not be in Seville?

Published:21/01/2019 - 20:43h

Updated:24/01/2019 - 00:19h

Leo Messi and Sergio Busquets are not presents in the list of summoned of Ernesto Valverde to play against the Seville in the Pizjuán, something that definitely has surprised to many. Have physical problems, or Valverde has decided to give them rest?

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If this past Monday the news 'bomb' of the FC Barcelona was the signing of Kevin-Prince Boateng, this Tuesday has been it the no-presence of Sergio Busquets and Leo Messi in the list of summoned of Ernesto Valverde to contest the gone of quarter-finals of the Glass of the King 2018-19 in front of the Seville. But... What has carried to Ernesto Valverde to take similar decision?

The FC Barcelona has not issued any communiqué informing of some type of injury, by what all would reduce to a simple technical decision of Ernesto Valverde, to continue with his rotations and follow giving rest to two of the big pillars of the staff.

In the case of Leo Messi, the situation does not leave to surprise by the simple done that the '10' already rested in the first-half of the FC Barcelona-Leganés, and did not go until the second act when it could him see on the terrain of game. It did not appreciate that it suffered any type of injury or annoyance, and in fact was the one who transformed the goal of the sentence for the culés (3-1) in the injury time.

Regarding Sergio Busquets, also has gone receiving small dose of rest in the last parties, although no so followed as it has sucedido now with his mate Leo Messi. What results more surprising is that not even they are in the bench, in case the FC Barcelona suffered a 'hell' in the Sánchez Pizjuán and had to appear in the second time.

Lyou canteranos Riqui Puig and Oriol Busquets have been included in the announcement in place of them. A decision that sure that it will be celebrated by many, when giving opportunities to The Farm. Others will consider it a madness when treating of a party in front of the Seville, one of the worst possible opponents for the Barça in the Glass of the King 2018-19.

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The case is that, in the centre of the field, foresees that Rakitic exert of defensive pivote and was accompanied by Arthur and Arturo Vidal, whereas in attack Coutinho, Malcom and Luis Suárez will have prominence, with alternatives from the bench like Boateng, Aleñá or Denis Suárez. The Barça, in spite of having to Dembélé lesionado and not to carry to Messi neither Busquets... It will keep on being competitive in Seville.

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