Jordi Alba was back in Barcelona training on Saturday as the team continued preparations for their Clasico clash with Real Madrid at the Camp Nou.
The left-back is a doubt for the game after sustaining an ankle injury against Dynamo Kiev but looks to be in with a good chance of starting after working out with the team.
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Alba has been named in the squad to face Los Blancos and Ronald Koeman offered an update on his fitness in his pre-match press conference.
He told reporters, “It’s true he had some discomfort. He’s trained well and he’s ready to play.”
There have been reports Alba could end up taking pain-killing injections in order to play, although you have to wonder whether that’s a good idea or not.
Koeman does have options if Alba doesn’t make it. Alejandro Balde is fit again after a back problem, while Sergino Dest has filled in at left-back already this season.Internet Explorer Channel Network