A new absence hits Barcelona against Real Betis, and Cancelo’s position is revealed

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez announced his team’s squad for the Real Betis match, which witnessed a new absence that increases the Blaugrana’s suffering.

According to the announcer, Andres Christensen is suffering from muscle discomfort, and accordingly he was excluded for fear of worsening the injury and causing him to be absent from the field for a longer period of time.

Meanwhile, Xavi revealed that Joao Cancelo has not yet recovered, and will need more time before he returns again to participate with the Catalan club.

The Portuguese full-back was injured 4 minutes into the first match of the year against Las Palmas, and he is supposed to be ready again to participate next week or at the latest at the beginning of February.

Center back Iñago Martinez continues to be absent due to injury, in addition to Ter Stegen and Marcos Alonso due to back injuries, and Rafinha is expected to return early next month.

Below is Barcelona’s announced list for the Real Betis match:

Goalkeepers: Iñaki Peña, Astralaga, Diego Cochin.
Defense: Alejandro Balde, Ronald Araujo, Sergi Roberto, Jules Kounde, Cobarci, Hector Forte.
Midfield: Pedri, Oriol Romeu, Frenkie de Jong, Ilkay Gundogan, Fermin Lopez.
Attack: Ferran Torres, Robert Lewandowski, Joao Felix, Lamine Yamal, Marc Goyo, Vitor Roque.

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