Araújo is tested to be against Getafe

Xavi Hernández faces his penultimate game of the season with many absences. And it is that the injured Pedri, Piqué, Sergi Roberto, Dest, Nico and Eric have been joined by Alba and Frenkie, due to suspension, and at the last minute the Danish striker Martin Braithwaite, due to general indisposition. Nine casualties in total, which they pointed to ten, after the incident of Ronald Araújo during the match against Celta last Tuesday, leaving the field of play after suffering a severe concussion, having to spend the night in hospital for observation.

Fortunately, The recovery of the Uruguayan central defender has been prodigious and this Saturday he was already exercising with the rest of the team, thinking about the game against Getafe on Sunday. In fact, if the sensations are good, the defender will be discharged and will be part of the expedition that travels to Madrid this Sunday morning.

Apart from Araújo, Xavi is sure to recover Sergio Busquets, who could not be against Celta due to suspension. A very important presence for the coach, especially considering the many casualties that the team has in midfield. With only two more natural midfielders available, everything indicates that Riqui Puig will have a new opportunity and will accompany Gavi as a midfielder.

The morning session was completed by five players from the subsidiary: Carevic, Jandro Orellana, Álvaro Sanz, Mika Mármol and Alejandro Balde. In principle, everything indicates that this quintet of young promises will enter the first team squad due to such a huge number of casualties in Xavi’s squad.