FC Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernández, led the morning training session with all available first-team players except Dembélé, who is suffering from tonsillitis. The team only thinks about the vital game against RCD Mallorca to tie up its place in the Champions League.
Xavi, who is experiencing his worst run of results since taking over the sports project, has not been able to count on the injured Pedri, Sergiño Dest, Nico González, and Sergi Roberto, in addition to Umtiti, who is still on the way to recovering from his fracture in the fifth metatarsal. Nor are Mingueza or Braithwaite, both with Coronavirus.
The training has been marked by the celebration of the anniversary of ter Stegen, who has already reached thirty as one of the essential players in the locker room, and the renewal of Ronald Araujo, who has extended his contract until June 30, 2026. One of the proper names is Ansu Fati, who could return to the team after his serious muscle injury. However, he has not yet received a medical discharge.
Return to the positive dynamic
The azulgrana team receives RCD Mallorca on matchday 34 of LaLiga Santander with obvious urgencies: with two defeats in the last three games of the domestic championship, the team wants to secure the Champions League place as soon as possible.
The Catalan team has recorded three defeats in its last four official matches and is experiencing the worst moment since Xavi Hernández, from Al-Sadd, landed as coach of the first team.