Bucket, With discomfort in his abductors, as reported by the national team’s medical team, he only lasted 45 minutes, so he had to be replaced by Fran Garcia, the Madrid defender. And in the call for the selection it will be replaced by Alfonso PedrazaVillarreal’s left-back.
Return to Barcelona
Therefore, the Barça defender is not traveling to Norway where the team will play next Sunday. The discomfort does not seem, according to the first tests to which Balde has been subjected, very serious. “Balde had discomfort in his pubis and we have changed him because of that. He will not travel to Norway and Pedraza, a Villarreal player, will replace him. And with Nico Williams we are not going to risk it,” he revealed Luis de la FuenteSpanish coach.
But the Barça doctors want to check the physical condition of the left-back taking into account that the calendar is getting tougher for the Blaugranas with three duels at the Camp Nou after the national team break: Sunday, October 22 (Ahletic, 9:00 p.m.), Wednesday, the 25th (Shakthar in the Champions League, 6:45 p.m.) and Saturday, the 28th, the League classic. (Madrid, 4:30 p.m.). The three in the Olympic stadium.
“Nico Williams and Alejandro Balde have been called off due to physical problems after Spain’s victory against Scotland (2-0),” the federation reported, specifying that the Athletic striker has “a strain in his intercostal muscles since last Tuesday.” “.
Barça’s seventh injured
The situation is complicated for Xavi, who is losing pieces with each passing week. First I fell Pedri; then, Frenkie de Jong: Later, Raphinha. I also went into the infirmary Lewandowski. And till Koundé. The penultimate was Lamine Yamal, who was forced to travel to Madrid to be examined by federation doctors. The seventh and last injured person has been Bucket, who leaves the concentration of the Spanish team, replaced by Pedraza (Villarreal).