Barcelona has some problems with Xavi Hernandez’s injury, which is doubtful for next fixture match at Camp Nou, against Granada, which will take place Saturday afternoon.
Left thigh muscle injury not allowed Xavi to play the last two friendly matches of the year of Spain, with Equatorial Guinea and South Africa. Now the midfielder trains separate from the rest of his team-mates after a particular program and the Catalans say he could not be recovered until Saturday.
“He will continue to prepare for a specific program, and his recovery will indicate if is fit for this match.” Barcelona officials noted on the club’s official website.
Cesc Fabregas could replace in the middline on the footballer with the most wins in the UEFA Champions League, Xavi. Former Arsenal captain trained normal on Tuesday after suffering a knee injury in the match against Betis Sevilla.
Tuesday, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba have prepared separately from the rest of the lot Catalan squad after they also suffered small injuries.
Barcelona – Granada will be played on Saturday, November 23, starting at 16:00 CET. At the moment the Blaugrana grouping lead the La Liga standings, with 37 points, while Granada it is ranked 8th with 20 points less (17) after the first 13 fixtures.