05 May 2012

Cuenca, doubtful; Alexis, to miss tomorrow's match

Isaac Cuenca has a bruised right ankle and is doubtful for tomorrow’s match against Espanyol.

Alexis continues to recuperate from the hamstring injury he picked up this week. The Chilean will not feature in tomorrow’s derby.

The first team completed their penultimate training session before Saturday’s match against Espanyol (21:00). Isaac Cuenca and Alexis Sánchez missed the session due to injury. Both players, however, completed individual recovery sessions this afternoon. The Catalan has a bruised right ankle and is doubtful for tomorrow’s match, his recovery will mark his availability for upcoming matches. Alexis continues to recuperate from the hamstring injury he picked up this week. The Chilean will not feature in tomorrow’s derby.

Guardiola worked this afternoon with 15 first-team players, among them Xavi, who is still recovering from a torn soleus in his left leg, and with three reserve players, Tello, Montoya and Bartra. Gerard Piqué worked apart from the group.

The team will hold a closed-door training session tomorrow at noon at the Camp Nou. (via FCBarcelona.com)