14 May 2012

Ibrahim Afellay leaves a good feeling

Running for the final copera, but has few options they hold against Athletic.

Ibrahim Afellay debuted last Saturday at the Benito Villamarin as a starter this season after spending most of the campaign on the sidelines for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The Dutch, with excellent poster in his country, left a good feeling in the last league match against Betis, but not assured continuity next year because Barça could give out if there is any interesting offer.

Afellay played in Seville as a left winger and was plugged in during the 58 minutes that remained on the ground, to be replaced by Montoya. The Dutch ran for the next Cup final on May 25, but has few options they hold against Athletic.

For 'Ibi' this match will close the official Barça course is important in their aspirations to be present at the upcoming European Championship. The Dutchman has been shortlisted by the Netherlands, where part of an initial ratio of 36 players. The second list of 27 names will be released before 17 May and the final 23 by 29-M. (via MD)