I had already advanced
Ernesto Valverde at a press conferenceIt was just an open secret. And it is that the match that Barça will play in Huesca, embedded between the first leg and the return of the tie against Manchester United, was more than indicated as the right time to make rotations in the Barca side. Messi, to begin with, he has not even entered the call.
After the evening training that the Barça squad has done in Sant Joan Despí, Barcelona has made public the list of the players summoned to travel to Huesca and the absence of Leo Messi has been the most outstanding news. The Argentine suffered a heavy blow at Old Trafford, he passed a trailer as 'metaforeó' Valverde, and the technician has considered that it is best to rest and not play at El Alcoraz.
The azulgrana eleven in Huesca is a mystery
Another player with more minutes in his legs this season, Ivan Rakitic, has also fallen off the call. The Croatian has not been able to train because of a feverish process and will not play in Huesca either. It should be remembered that next Tuesday, Barça hosts United at the Camp Nou, trying to defend the 0-1 cropped in Manchester.
Also due to physical problems, an overload in the twin of the left leg, Sergi Roberto will be low against Huesca. All these names join those of Pique Y Suárez, absent due to the accumulation of warnings, and the Busquets, who also did not get on the plane at the decision of Valverde.
On the other hand, the great novelty in the call is the presence of Todibo, still unpublished in official match, and three players of the subsidiary: Riqui Puig, Abel Ruiz Y Wagué.