22 April 2012

What about Piqué?

The center-back lived off the bench in the defeat of el clásico and Barça in the final heated by the band, but returned to run out to participate.

Gerard Piqué did not appear in the second half as it did on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of the semifinals of the Champions League. Materialize after a sensational last season, the Catalan defender seems to have lost his capacity as holder at the expense of Mascherano and Puyol. Moreover, according to medical reports was about the squad to have played both the Wednesday and last night ... but has not played a single minute. His absence in these two games so important to the club have already made a 'run, run' in barcelonista environment.

Piqué was giving a good level in this 2012 and has participated in 20 of the 23 games he has played the team azulgrana between January and March. However, and was struck by its absence in the knockout round of the Champions League in Leverkusen (Pep left him in the stands). The injury that affected him since the beginning of season affected him more than necessary. That did not count on him. Its performance was neither expected nor desired.

On April 3 he started around the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Milan at the Nou Camp, but suffered a hamstring overload of the left leg and had to give way to Adriano.

Convalescent, missed the Zaragoza game, but against Levante and was discharged and did not play. Neither did at Stamford Bridge and then there was speculation that Guardiola would have reserved for the classic and the return ... what happens is that only yesterday he was seen to heat in the final stretch of the crash.

Are there 'Piqué case'? On Tuesday we may have the answer. (via SPORT)