For FC Barcelona, the loss of both Pedri to injury and Gavi to suspension for the upcoming second leg against Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League is expected to be a massive blow. Yet, a sort of silver lining exists in the return of a familiar Spanish midfielder.
According to reports by AS, FC Barcelona captain and veteran midfielder Sergio Busquets is expected to be given the medical green light on Saturday to fully make his return. The 34-year-old midfielder is now forecasted to play a few minutes against Cadiz on Sunday and then be back for a proper tussle when Barcelona travel to England to face Manchester United for the second leg of their Europa League tie.
Sergio Busquets got injured during Barcelona’s recent La Liga Santander fixture against Sevilla, where the Barcelona captain got his ankle twisted and has since missed two games: Villarreal and Manchester United. The La Liga clash ended in a 1-0 win for FC Barcelona, while the recent game against United ended in a 2-2 draw.
With Busquets back, a sense of fluidity can be expected back into the Barcelona ranks with more stability in possession, a key element that Busquets grants to this rather young Catalan side.