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Sergio Akieme, the 'signing' of Setién to cover Jordi Alba

Published:20/02/2020 - 10:56h

Updated:20/02/2020 - 11:04h

Jordi Alba was injured in the last game of Barça, and he will miss several important matches in the coming weeks. With Junior Firpo as the first option, Quique Setién has made another 'signing', and has promoted Sergio Akieme of the youth team

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The season 2019-20 is leaving in the FC Barcelona a painful balance of injuries, that has gone back to strike in a decisive stretch. The Catalans face próximamente several parties of maximum level, and will have to do it without Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé, of drop for several months, and Jordi Alba, that fell in the last commitment of LaLiga and loses so much of the Classical as of the gone of eighth of the Champions.

The one of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat is a sensitive absence because it is a fixed for any trainer, and was the almost absolute owner of the left lane. Although like the rest of the staff, is living a campaign something irregular, his contribution is a safe for the Barcelona, that take advantage of his arrival with Ansu Fati or Antoine Griezmann breaking in diagonals to the centre while he opens the field.

With the canterano in the infirmary until further orders, Junior Firpo will have to step forward, and is very motivated after a good performance in front of the Getafe. To the Hispanic-dominican touched him rush to substitute to his mate, and now will have to park the doubts that have pursued him in the last months and show that it is prepared to start with to shine in the Camp Nou, just when his more need him.

In addition to the ex of the Real Betis, Quique Setién has done a new 'signing' for the first team, and has risen to Sergio Akieme. The left side of the filial played it to him abandoning the Ray Vallecano and the Second Division to confront to an adventure in the Second B, but has turned into indisputable with Francisco Javier García Pepper and this pasito backwards could translate in varied to forward.

The Madrilenian appeared in the last session of trainings, and the míster wants to have him near in case it finish needing his help. In principle, everything aims to that Junior will commission to cover to Alba and if there is a new emergency will throw of Nélson Semedo and Sergi Roberto, but it will be necessary to expect to see which are his decisions. Beside the defender, Ronald Araujo, Monchu, Riqui Puig, Kike Saverio and Rey Manaj also exercised with the 'greater'.

Setién Does not have fear with the youngsters of the Barça

As it announced when it arrived to the bench, Setién is not having fear with the youngsters of the Barça, to which demands whenever it can in a year in which the staff has remained something short. Riqui Puig and Álex Hill were the first benefited of his decisions, but also had Ronald Araujo to cover a hole in the axis of the saga and with the recently arrived Rey Manaj to support to the forward.

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