ARAÚJO PREPARES FOR THE MATCH
Ronald Araújo is already training with a mask to be in the Barça-Girona
The small fracture in his cheekbone will not prevent Ronald Araújo from being present in the FC Barcelona-Girona of LaLiga. The Uruguayan already trains with the mask that will protect the affected area
The FC Barcelona already is preparing his party against the Girona, this Sunday from the 21:00 hours (9:00 PM CET). It is a key crash, put the picture of Míchel shares the leadership of LaLiga with the Real Madrid with 35 points, four more than the Barcelona. They are conscious that it is decisive and win would be an important step to begin the way to the possible 'revalidación' of the title of LaLiga. Xavi Hernández wants to have all his indisputable... Ronald Araújo, between them.
In front of the absence of Marc-André ter Stegen, the one who will go through the operating theatre to treat his problems in the back, and the few minutes that adds Sergi Roberto, the central charrúa has become the captain of the team. In a so important party as against the Girona, his presence is vital. There was a 'fright' by a small fracture in the jaw that suffered in the crash against the Athletic of Madrid, after an involuntary entrance of Marco Llorente, but has remained in 'swim' and the player of 24 years will be able to be headline without any type of problems.
The new mask of Ronald Araújo
For this, had informed that went to use a mask to protect the zone affected. This Thursday, in the training in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, Araújo has 'reappeared' with the rest of his mates to work under the orders of Xavi Hernández with the mask. It has to be very protected, put any another hit or setback can worsen his jaw. It will carry it from now on, by a few weeks until the fracture close.
'SPORT' Has explained that has some annoyances in the zone, but is worth it to remember that the own footballer decided not going through the operating theatre to avoid lose clashes with the Barça. It knows that in this stretch of the season, his presence is important for the team. It is not the first time that has the need of 'force' to be able to play and reinforce to the Barcelona team.
Ronald Araújo, central or lateral?
Only it remains for defining the role that will have in the crash against the gerundenses, put still is not defined. Against the Port wine played of the lateral right-handed, whereas in front of the Athletic of Madrid split in the axis of the defensive saga beside Andreas Christensen, displacing to Jules Koundé. It is the big dilemma that has Xavi and one of the subjects more 'hot' in the previous of the party by the sixteenth day of LaLiga EA SPORTS 2023/2024.