Barcelona take another away trip in the Champions League, this time visiting leaders of the Hungarian League, Ferencvaros. Barça once more come into this fixture with several absences, especially in defence, and have also decided to rest Marc-André ter Stegen, Frenkie De Jong and Lionel Messi for the game.
Ronald Koeman’s side enters the fixture knowing that victory will all but seal top spot ahead of Juventus in our Champions League group, which could be of massive use to this squad, as we will not only enter Pot 1 in the Round of 16 draw but will also be able to rest players for the ‘Bianconeri’s’ trip to Catalonia next Tuesday, once more allowing us focusing on La Liga.
Cules all around the world will have their eyes peeled to see how young stars such as Sergiño Dest, Óscar Mingueza, Carles Aleñá and Francisco Trincão get on, as all have impressed of late, and are likely to be given starting spots tomorrow.
Injury Update: Ansu Fati could avoid surgery as treatment is going well currently
According to RAC1, there is finally a glimmer of positive news regarding Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati’s recovery from injury. After consistent roadblocks in his recuperation, he may seemingly be on the right track to return to action.
The winger suffered significant damage to the internal meniscus of his left knee back in November 2020. After immediately going under the knife, Fati has been sidelined ever since. His return was scheduled for early March but due to constant setbacks, he has had to consider multiple surgeries to follow up.
Fati was undergoing a biological regenerative treatment after his first procedure under Dr Ramon Cugat, under the supervision of Barcelona’s medical team. However, he faced repeated swelling of the knee, which prevented him from doing anything aside from targeted work in the gym.
After reportedly going through a second surgery and even facing the possibility of a third procedure, Ansu Fati, unfortunately, is already set to miss out on the rest of the season alongside midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
However, these latest reports seem to finally bear good news about the teenage sensation and his recovery. The report highlights that if these positive feelings continue, he will be able to avoid going to the operating room once again, which would be very beneficial. He will also apparently travel to Seville on Friday with the rest of the players ahead of their Copa del Rey final.
Fati’s killer instinct in front of goal has certainly been missed sorely at times this season alongside of course, his immense technical ability. Barcelona and their fans will be hoping that the road to a full recovery is smooth from here on out for their budding star.