BARCA WILL MISS PIQUE
Gerard Pique has been injured in Barcelona’s recent match against Racing Santander. He left the field just 10 minutes into the game due to a right thigh problem.
The game eventually ended up in a win for Barcelona, but, whilst they were happy with the result, the Barcelona coaching team were concerned for their Spanish defender. As always, Messi was in tremendous form, with his skills and clever runs helping Barca to race into a 2-0 lead, which was enough to bring all three points back home to the Nou Camp.
The match was frustrating for Pique, who had only just returned to first-team action from a calf injury which had kept him out of action for over three weeks. Gerard needs to be more careful!
Having missed the European Super Cup win over FC Porto, Gerard also looks set to miss the Copa Del Rey match against rivals Real Madrid, which could have a massive impact on the game. Barcelona won the match-up in the league, but with Puyol and Iniesta also on the sidelines, they might struggle to keep their defensive shape against a team that boasts Cristiano Ronaod, Karim Benzema and Angel di Maria in attack.