Barcelona midfield duo rejoins group training, should be available for Atlético clash

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FC Barcelona begin their week with the news that comes like a breath of fresh air for the Camp Nou faithful. Reports from Camp Tito Vilanova at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper have emerged claiming that the injury crisis at the club may finally be over.

According to reports, Pedri Gonzalez, and Frenkie De Jong all trained with the first team. For now, the midfield maestros have not yet resumed full training with the group, however, this might prove a vital first step in making a possible return in the all-important game on Sunday against Atletico Madrid according to a recent report from Mundo Deportivo.

The next few days will reveal whether the duo will be available for the game as the medical staff continues to monitor their situation. Barcelona have had something of an injury crisis at hand with two of Xavi’s most crucial players, Pedri and Dembele, out with long-term injuries in a period that saw the Catalan giants get knocked out of the Europa League and the Copa del Rey.

In the league, however, things have gone rather smoothly with the title all but wrapped up as Real Madrid trail La Blaugrana by 11 points going into the business end of the season. In addition to the three mentioned above, Andreas Christensen and Sergi Roberto make up FC Barcelona’s current injury list.

The Dane has impressed at the heart of the defense, being part of the tightest league defense across the continent. Reports have suggested that Christensen will not be available for selection until the end of this month and could return in the game against Rayo Vallecano.

The potential return of Pedri and De Jong is a glimmer of hope for FC Barcelona. The Camp Nou faithful will be eagerly waiting to see if they will be able to contribute to the crucial league game against Diego Simeone’s Colchoneros. Regardless of the outcome, Barcelona will need to dig deep and rely on their squad depth to finish the season strong.


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