Dembélé, sick, is Barcelona’s ninth casualty

Ousmane Dembele He has not trained with Barça this Saturday morning. He hasn’t even gone to Sant Joan Despí for the last training session before the match against Mallorca (9pm). The striker suffers from tonsillitis, as reported by the club, and joins the group of patients in the squad. And isolated. Óscar Mingueza and Martin Braithwaite have tested positive for covid this week and they are not going to play either.

Three fallen in one week

Related news

To the three casualties due to illness, Xavi Hernández joins six more injured. Three have fallen in less than a week: Sergio Dest it broke before the Lightning (right semitendinosus), Nico Gonzalez was injured on Friday (fracture of a left toe) and Sergio Robert He has relapsed from the long injury to the right rectus femoris when it was about to reappear. pedri He was injured two weeks ago against Eintracht in the left biceps femoris. Samuel Umtiti It’s been down since January.

But all that collection of misfortunes was cushioned by great news: the return of Ansu Fati. Xavi Hernández announced that he would play a few minutes against Mallorca, with which he will receive a medical discharge this Sunday morning. He wants to check with the coach if Dembélé feels strong enough to play and if Gerard Piqué, who has worked in the gym, still suffering from discomfort in the adductor, is in sufficient physical condition to shore up the defense.

Leave a Comment