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Vitor Roque finally returned from his injury in the Paranaense draw

Published:26/11/2023 - 08:16h

Updated:26/11/2023 - 08:16h

Vitor Roque reappeared on Saturday with Athletico Paranaense in the draw against Vasco Da Gama (0-0). 'Tigrinho' was applauded by the Rio fans and showed that he was fully recovered and ready for FC Barcelona in the 26 minutes he played

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The FC Barcelona confirmed the Saturday a very expected news: the return to the action of Vitor Roque. In the middle of the rumours on his possible arrival in the wintry market, 'Tigrinho' reappeared two months after breaking two ligaments of the right ankle playing 26 minutes in front of the Basque Gives Range. Although his presence could not help to the Athletico Paranaense to win home (0-0), the fans of the 'Furaçao' him ovacionó during all the day.

And it is that, for the fanaticada carioca, east could be the penultimate party of the '9' as local in the group 'rojinegro', knowingly of the plans of the Barça to close his arrival to Catalonia in January. The offensive problems of the group directed by Xavi Hernández evidencian increasingly the need to reinforce the attack in winter and the one of Timóteo is the first option, since his signing is closed from does months.

Vitor Roque Did not leave doubts on his physical state

In the 26 minutes that played the Saturday, the forward of 18 years showed totally recovered physically, very participatory in a local group totally dumped to the attack in the last minutes. In spite of the 'mimos' of the fans carioca, Vitor left with serious gesture to the changing room, to the equal that his mates, after a tie that well can sentence the aspirations of the Paranaense to classify to the next Glass Libertadores.

The ones of Wesley Carvalho follow eighth in the table of the Brasileirao, to seven points of the Athletic Miner (sixth), last qualifier to the preliminary round of the continental tournament. To the Furaçao only subtract him three parties this season, two like visitor (in front of Cruzeiro and Cuiabá) and one home against the Saints, next Sunday. That can be the last party of 'Tigrinho' in the Sand Baixada like player 'rojinegro'. In January, Barcelona expects him with anxieties.

The Barça has it clear: The priority in January is Vitor Roque

Without a lot of margin for fichar in the wintry market, the managerial culé knows that, further of the injury of Gavi, the priority is to close the arrival of the '9' what before. After the party in front of the Ray (1-1), Deco left clear the leaf of route of the Barça for January regarding reinforcements. "Xavi and I are coordinated of face to the market. We do not go to substitute to Gavi because there is not another player like him in the market and much less in January. We will see which position reinforce. Surely we will opt by Vitor Roque, but there is not at all decided", explained the sportive director culé.

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