13 April 2012

Alves and Piqué, convened against Levante

The full-back and centre-back are the main news from the list of 18 players for the match FC Barcelona against Levante.

By contrast, Keita is low as a precaution due to a mild discomfort in his right thigh.

Good news for the coaching squad. Looking to the game this Saturday in the field of the Levant (22 hours, TV3 and La Sexta), Barça recovered two members: Gerard Piqué and Dani Alves. Both have been discharged after they had passed their muscle problems. The centre-back had missed the last two matches of the season and the full-back, the final against Getafe.

Moreover, Seydou Keita could not enter the list of 18 because of some mild discomfort in his right thigh and is low as a precaution. Mali's absence adds to Villa, Fontàs, Abidal and Afellay. The Dutchman was discharged on Wednesday but not yet in the notice. Among the players chosen are the subsidiary of Cristian Tello and Martin Montoya.

The training on Friday morning at the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper started with a standing ovation for Carles Puyol, the day of its 34th anniversary. Then Dani Alves and Piqué would work normally with the group. Keita, however, has exercised outside on the lawn for the inconvenience. Tello and Montoya completed the Barça squad, which has finalized the details of the visit to Levante on Saturday. (via FCBarcelona.cat)