Fati and Pjanic, losses against Girona

Ronald Koeman still will not be able to count on Ansu Fati or Miralem Pjanic for the match against Girona this Wednesday at the Johan Cruyff stadium (7pm). The former continues to recover from a blow to the hip that he suffered last Friday during training, and that already prevented him from being present in Koeman's debut against Nàstic. At first, It is also a doubt for the third friendly, that of Saturday against Elche in the framework of the Joan Gamper tournament, but his presence is not in danger in any case in the first official match of the season, which will be played on September 26 or 27 against Villarreal at the Camp Nou.

For its part, Pjanic continues with the security protocol for the coronavirus before joining the trainings with the group. The Bosnian midfielder is exercising separately alongside French central Jean Clair Todibo. It must be remembered that Pjanic tested positive three weeks ago, a circumstance for which he had to delay his incorporation to his new team by almost two weeks.

Thus, the Dutch coach will once again have the same men he already lined up in the first friendly of the preseason for the match against Girona. In his debut on the bench, he summoned a total of 25 players, leaving out Luis Suárez and Arturo Vidal -the latter is about to close his transfer with Inter– along with Rafinha, Wagué and Matheus, who also injured his hamstrings in the afternoon session on Monday.

Who is followed without seeing in the field, not even training alone, is to the French central Samuel Umtiti: since July 2 there is no image of him in the Ciutat Esportiva, and he has only been seen landing on two occasions during this time in the private flight terminal, in one of them also, with controversy included, since in theory he was confined after having tested positive.