Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta came back to training Friday and may yet play a substantial role in Saturday’s El Clasico against Real Madrid. The initial timeline for Iniesta’s recovery, mentioned as 6 to 8 days, made his participation a serious doubt.
However, Iniesta has quickly walked up his recovery since removing his knee brace at the outset of the month. Iniesta was hurt in Barcelona’s 3-2 victory over Valencia on October 22, and they’ve battled in the absence.
Within the six competitive matches without their influential captain, Barcelona have managed only three wins while losing to Manchester City and drawing against Malaga and Real Sociedad.
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“I am positive about providing them with [Iniesta and Samuel Umtiti] back, when depends upon the way the players develop, but yes both of them are thriving,Inches stated Barcelona manager Luis Enrique. “Andres continues to be training for a few days now, that is excellent news. He’s done some use us but there’s still more to become done. Exactly once they return depends upon the way they and also the doctors see things.”
The 173rd La Liga edition of El Clasico is placed for December 3 in the Estadio Camp Nou in Barcelona. Kickoff is scheduled for 10:15 AM ET and could be viewed on beIN SPORTS USA.