The Barcelona medics' task during the international break!
As stated by the newspaper 'AS', FC Barcelona have imposed a challenge to their medics of emptying the infirmary before the game against Real Madrid. Although they only have two players injured, Ernesto Valverde is confident that he can fine-tune the condition of some of the weaker ones.
In this way, the cited media states that Junior Firpo has entered into the final stretch of his recovery and could evern reappear against Eibar. Samuel Umtiti, however, has a harder time of it and is expected to be discharged on the eve of Real Madrid's visit to the Camp Nou.
The left-back suffered a small break in the femoral biceps, whilst the central defender is working on a tear in a muscle on the right foot, that has meant he has been out of action for over a month. Two big losses in defence that the coach hopes to solve.
Meanwhile, Luis Suarez continues with specific treatment for his battered right knee. The Uruguayan, who had to go through surgery before the Copa America, decided not to travel with Uruguay in order to make sure that his physical condition does not worsen.
Likewise, Jordi Alba asked Robert Moreno not to summon him for international duty. Although he was called up against Sevilla, Ernesto Valverde did not give the winger a minute, which forced him to return before time from his injury.