Mon. May 16th, 2022

Barcelona continue to suffer from the scarcity of players caused by covid-19, suspensions and injuries ahead of their LaLiga Santander tie against Real Mallorca on Sunday, leaving the Coach to turn to Barcelona B.
The manager lifted nine players from the lower team to the first team ahead of their trip to Belearic Islands on Sunday.

 A good number of team A players have been ruled out of the clash; 

Sergino Dest, Philippe Coutinho, Jordi Alba, Alejandro Balde, Abde Ezzalzouli, Ousmane Dembele, Gavi, and Dani Alves. Both Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet are back in contention after testing negative for COVID-19 on Saturday.

Ansu Fati, Pedri, Memphis Depay, Martin Braithwaite, and Sergi Roberto are all out injured. Sergio Busquetis suspended.

Barcelona will travel early on Sunday morning and return to Catalonia straight after the match.

The full list chosen by Xavi is as follows: Ter Stegen, Pique, Aaujo, Riqui Puig, Neto, Lenglet, L. De Jong, F. De Jong, Mingueza, Umtiti, Eric Garcia, Inaki Pena, Nico, Jutgla, Alvaro Sanz, Comas, Ilias, Guillem, Estanis, Lucas De Vega, and Mika Marmol.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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