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Jordi Alba gave the scare this Saturday against Villarreal by asking for the change in the 60th minute. Obviously, all the alarms went off, especially considering how short Xavi’s team is in cash, but little by little the degree of alarmism within the locker room was lowered. And it is that what forced the left international to leave the field was not a muscle injury, as AS has learned, but the typical ‘sandwich’ in the quadriceps, which can make it impossible to play at the moment due to pain, but that in 48 hours and based on anti-inflammatories recovers perfectly.

So a relief for Xavi, who will be able to count on Alba for Saturday’s game against Betis at the Camp Nou. You can also count on Sergio Busquets, who apart from enduring a stomp from Parejo in the first minutes of the game, endured the entire match without seeing a yellow, that would have led to a suspension when completing the card cycle.

There is no doubt that the premiere of the doctor Xavi Valle on the Blaugrana bench could not have been more stressful: apart from Sergio Busquets and Alba, He also had to attend a sore Araújo and a Piqué, also limping, in the band.

In any case, the best news is that Barcelona is leaving Villarreal with morale through the roof, with three points and without any significant injury.