Iniesta’s recovery going as planned ahead of El Clasico

iniesta recoveryLuis Enrique gave his team play­ers a day off after hav­ing a vic­to­ri­ous game at Celtic Park. Except Ini­es­ta who still came out to work and recov­er from his injury. Not only Ini­es­ta but also Umti­ti and Math­ieu were out to be ready for the game against Real Madrid on Sat­ur­day.

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Ter Stegen ward off racist comment directed at Umtiti on twitter

ter-stegenTer Ste­gen opened a ques­tion and answer ses­sion with fans on his Twit­ter. Among numer­ous ques­tions asked by fans, there was one which was not a pleas­ing one. This one par­tic­u­lar ques­tion is pure­ly a racist ques­tion on Umti­ti in which Ter Ste­gen did not hes­i­tate to kick off.

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Luis Enrique left with very little option in defense lineup

enriqueNext week Sat­ur­day, FC Barcelona will wel­come Mala­ga for the Week 12 La Liga match which will kick off by 4:15 pm CET. Mala­ga is a less tougher oppo­nent for Bar­ca which should leave Luis Enrique less wor­ried ahead of the next Lal Liga clash. But the real­i­ty is that Luis Enrique is more trou­bled than he should be because of the state of his defense line­up.

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Luis Enrique will bench Mascherano for Umtiti to play against Man City

Now Ser­gi Rober­to and Jor­di Alba will occu­py the right and left back for Barcelona in the next Cham­pi­ons League match on Wednes­day. The cen­ter back will cer­tain­ly be among Ger­ard Pique, Javier Mascher­a­no and Samuel Umti­ti. Of course, Pique does not have to fight for a place because he’s the no.1 man at the defence line­up. Now the con­test will be between Umti­ti and Mascher­a­no.

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Video: The final training session with only two absent ahead of Celta clash

training sessionThe first team under the super­vi­sion of Luis Enrique have had their final work­out that pre­pares them for the Sun­day game against Celta Vigo. All first team play­ers were avail­able for the ses­sion except Lionel Mes­si and Samuel Umti­ti who are still in the recov­ery pre­cess from sus­tained injury.[VIDEO BELOW]

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Luis Enrique’s ultimate plan includes Messi and Umtiti ahead of Manchester City clash

18 man squadThe Cham­pi­ons League game for FC Barcelona will be against Man­ches­ter City. It will be one of the most antic­i­pat­ed group stage game in the com­pe­ti­tion. How­ev­er, the coach­ing crew and staff will try to make sure the entire team goes into the game in a per­fect con­di­tion. The tech­ni­cal team main­tains that if Bar­ca can beat Pep Guardiola’s side, then they’re on the verge of secur­ing a top spot in Group C of the UCL.

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Umtiti: If Barca wins the Champions League, I’ll go blond

samuel umtitiOf all Barca’s new sign­ing, Samuel Umti­ti have being very out­stand­ing. The for­mer Lyon cap­tain have being con­sis­tent in the line­up of Luis Enrique and his role in the first team is begin­ning to be of great rel­e­vance to the team. The cen­tral defend­er spoke to Cade­na SER radio which he talked on the main rea­son of his suc­cess in the team.

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