Xavi Hernández has announced the list of players called up for the upcoming match between Barcelona and Villarreal this Saturday in Montjuïc. Both Araujo and Christensen have made it to the list, despite having physical problems in the last match played in San Mamés. However, they have now recovered and were able to train with the group in Friday’s session.
Unfortunately, Alejandro Balde and Sergi Roberto are not on the list. Balde had to leave injured after 20 minutes in the last match, and it was already expected that he would not be included due to his long-term injury. As for Sergi Roberto, it was announced by the Barça club that he has some discomfort in the Achilles tendon in his left foot, and his period of absence is pending evolution.
The 21 players called up by Xavi are: Iñaki Peña, Astralaga, Kochen; Cancelo, Araujo, Christensen, Koundé, Cubarsí, Héctor Fort; Pedri, Romeu, De Jong, Gündogan, Casadó, Fermín, Yamal; Ferran, Lewandowski, Joao Félix, Vitor Roque, and Marc Guiu.
It’s great to see Araujo and Christensen back in the lineup after their physical problems. Their presence will surely boost the team’s defense in the upcoming match. On the other hand, it’s disappointing to see Balde and Sergi Roberto missing out due to their injuries. We hope for their speedy recovery and return to the field.
The absence of Balde and Sergi Roberto means that Xavi will have to make some adjustments to the lineup. It will be interesting to see how he manages the team in their upcoming match against Villarreal. The inclusion of players like Pedri, De Jong, and Lewandowski will be crucial in maintaining the team’s performance.
It’s important for the team to stay focused and determined in the upcoming match. The support of the fans will also play a significant role in boosting the team’s morale. With the right mindset and strategy, Barcelona can secure a positive result against Villarreal.
Overall, the list of players called up for the match against Villarreal showcases the depth and talent of the Barcelona squad. It will be an exciting match to watch, and fans can expect a thrilling performance from the team. Let’s hope for a successful outcome for Barcelona in this crucial fixture.
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