Spanish giants Barcelona look set to see be boosted by an imminent return to Xavi’s Hernandez’s attacking ranks, it has been confirmed.
The participant able to hyperlink again up along with his teammates within the Catalan capital? Luuk de Jong.
Dutch worldwide de Jong has not featured in both of the Blaugrana’s fixtures on the again of the worldwide break, owing to a mix of contemporary competitors for locations on the Camp Nou and, extra importantly, the hitman returning a optimistic check for Covid-19.
As per a report from the dependable Toni Juanmartí, although, on Friday, de Jong was noticed again on the membership’s coaching floor, forward of rejoining first-team coaching sooner or later over the course of the day.
The veteran attacker, in flip, is predicted to be obtainable for choice on Sunday night, when Barca make the journey to Levante for the membership’s newest La Liga outing.
And Xavi might nicely choose to make swift use of his returning striker’s skills, with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ferran Torres in line for a possible relaxation on the again of their midweek endeavours on the European entrance.
Luuk de Jong supera la COVID-19 y vuelve a entrenarse con el grupo
— Toni Juanmartí (@tjuanmarti) April 8, 2022
Torres heading in the right direction
The Blaugrana, after all, had been again in motion simply final evening, when Xavi and co. made the journey to Germany for the first-leg of their Europa League quarter-final showdown with Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt.
A tough-fought 90 minutes finally culminated within the tie being positioned on a knife-edge forward of subsequent week’s return leg in Catalunya.
It was hosts Eintracht who opened the sport’s early within the 2nd-half courtesy of an Ansgar Knauff stunner, however Barcelona quickly levelled issues up when Ferran Torres slotted house in model on the again of a intelligent change with Frenkie de Jong, rounded out the scoring on the Deutsche Financial institution Park.
What a elegant Barcelona purpose 😍
— Soccer on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 7, 2022
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