02 April 2012

Xavi pending

The Terrassa, basic plans Pep, is challenged by pain in the soleus.
Did not train yesterday and tomorrow, if you decide not to play.


Camp Nou live one of the major parties of the season, both the rival and its significance. Milan, for competitive history and glamor could well have been the rival of azulgrana in the Champions League final, but fate would have it both sets are crossed before. Already saw the faces in the group stage and the result recorded in the Camp Nou (2-2) should be considered as a warning to all not to get carried away: if repeated morning, Barça could not reach the semifinals Champions League for the fifth time in five years, an incredible achievement that defines the domain of continental football in Barcelona the last five years. Guardiola described the party as "the most important of the season" in his press conference after the Barça-Athletic and did cheerfully. Pep will fray your eleventh gala against the Italians, as long as the state permits Xavi: that of Terrassa has suffered from the pain in the soleus and yesterday was not exercised. Alarm.

The Barcelonista coach is quite clear his plan to seek victory against Milan, but Xavi is essential to put in the running. Until tomorrow, Tuesday, do not know if he can play. The Terrassa ended the match at San Siro with signs of pain, but on Saturday against Athletic could act a few minutes on the final leg of the match. Yesterday I did not train and the player is in pain. The presence or absence of Xavi conditions the roadmap Guardiola to the semifinals, so far altered only by the state of Cesc Fàbregas.

The Arenys was the victim of some unexpected bad back that prevented to act on Saturday against Athletic, but not that entrenase yesterday. Nor, indeed, the same Saturday, game day, he took part as one in the morning session. If no more discomfort, Cesc aspires to a place in the team and its bid will win if Xavi finally whole is not able.

And Pedro, who did not act out against Athletic, has options in attack alongside Alexis and Messi. Least likely of the role Tello or Cuenca, as the azulgrana coach believes the game against the Italians is so sacred cows will be around. In defense, is likely to act again Puyol on the left and repeat the structure of the leg. Pep has, however, sufficient evidence to consider different schemes. For example, in the group stage Barça played in San Siro with three defenders, while in the quarterfinal round Alves winger made​​: starting and theoretical side, made ​​it virtually end, which can be passed to play with three back without change almost nothing. (via MD)