Sunday, December 5

Jordi Alba, called up for the classic with Madrid

Jordi Alba has entered the list of 23 summoned provided by Ronald Koeman for the classic against Madrid. Excellent news for the Barça coach because he does not have another specific left-back on his squad. And excellent also because the impact on the game, both defensive and offensive, of Alba is decisive.

It was already seen, for example, in the duel against Dynamo Kiev where he appeared to assist Pique that meant the 1-0 with which Barça started three valuable points to continue surviving in Europe. “He was a sweetie,” joked the full back after remembering the decisive move of that sad European night. Sunrise He was also chosen by UEFA as the best of the match that a soulless Camp Nou experienced.

In that relationship there is also Alexander balde, the left-handed side of Barça B, who has already made his debut with the first team. The youth squad would remain as an option in case Alba has any physical problems throughout the classic. Eric García returns, who was suspended in the European duel with Dinamo.

The defender, who had been outside the group for two days because he had some discomfort in his right ankle, trained normally in the penultimate session held this Saturday morning by Koeman in the sports city of Sant Joan Despí. He has worked together with the rest of his teammates preparing the key duel with Madrid.

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With the presence of Sunrise, the coach has an influential weapon in attack, which also forces Ancelotti to monitor Barca’s offensive left flank with extreme attention. In addition, Koeman does not have to make inventions in that area of ​​his defense because the resource he had used in Alba’s absence (Dest) is using it as a false right winger.

Dembélé is in the final phase of its recovery, so it could reappear next Wednesday in Vallecas, as well as Pedri. Araujo and Braithwaite are the other two players who complete the infirmary.

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