02 May 2012

Alexis to miss the Barça-Málaga match

The medical tests that Alexis underwent this afternoon confirm that the player will miss tomorrow’s match.

Piqué, after resting for a week, is recovering well from the knock he received in last week’s match, but will not play against Málaga tomorrow.

Valdés, who was with fever this Monday, returned to training this afternoon.

Alexis Sánchez will not feature in Barça’s team against Málaga this Wednesday. This afternoon the player underwent control tests to evaluate the hematoma caused by the contusion on his left thigh. The results confirm that the player will not be able to play in tomorrow’s match, according to the Club’s Medical Services.

Gerard Piqué will also miss tomorrow’s match. The player’s recovery is very favourable after a week of rest. Piqué returned to training, albeit apart for the group, this Wednesday. He’ll miss the match against Málaga and his recovery will mark his availability against Espanyol this weekend.

The keeper Víctor Valdés, who was with fever on Monday, trained with the rest of the team this Tuesday. Bartra, Tello and Montoya also trained with FC Barcelona’s first team.