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Last minute ‘signing’ for Barcelona and Xavi smiles: the list for the derby against Espanyol

Last ‘signing’ now. Eric Garciawho was discharged this Sunday for his injury to the biceps femoris in his right thigh, is the main novelty on the squad list for the Barcelona to dispute the Catalan derby this Sunday against Espanyol. The central defender, who in the last week has trained at the same pace as his teammates, is one of the options being considered by the Barça team’s coach, Xavi Hernández, to replace winger Dani Alves, who will not play at the RCDE Stadium due to suspension.

In addition to the Brazilian player, the injured Memphis Depay, Clement Lenglet, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti and Ansu Fati will not jump onto the grass of the parakeet stadium either. Xavi has also turned to the reserve team players Ferran Jutglà and Ez Abde, who yesterday took part in Barça B’s draw (1-1) against Linares.

This is the list of 23 called up by Barcelona to play the Barcelona derby: Ter Stegen, Dest, Piqué, Araujo, Sergio Busquets, Riqui Puig, Dembélé, Adama, Braithwaite, Neto, Nico, Pedri, Luuk de Jong, Jordi Alba, Ferran Torres, Frenkie de Jong, Mingueza, Éric Garcia, Aubameyang, Jutglà, Gavi, Abde and Arnau Tenas.

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The azulgranas want to ratify the good moment they are going through under the guidance of coach Xavi Hernández. For this reason, the team has a complicated test in the Catalan derby against the ‘Periquitos’, who have not won for four dates.

The Blaugrana face this match after beating Atlético de Madrid 4-2 at the Camp Nou. Meanwhile, the Blue and Whites lost to Athletic Club to continue their losing streak after falling against Betis, Elche and equalizing against Cádiz.

The duel between Barcelona and Espanyol will begin at 3 in the afternoon (Peruvian time) and will be broadcast throughout Latin America through the signals of ESPN and Star Plus. Guaranteed show among the most important clubs in Catalonia.

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