The injury-stricken Blaugrana have received a timely boost as a key player prepares to make his comeback.
Gerard Pique could reportedly be available for selection in Barcelona’s first-leg away to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last-16 on Tuesday.
Pique has been sidelined since undergoing knee surgery in late November. Barcelona have been reluctant to state a comeback date so far, but the 34-year-old’s return to training at the beginning of this month was always a hopeful sign.
🚨📝 Ronald Araújo and Gerard Piqué will have to pass a final test in training today if they want to have any chance of playing against PSG Tomorrow. Araújo is willing to infiltrate his ankle and Piqué is willing to puch himself to the limits. Today is a key day. 🔵🔴
— Managing Barça (@ManagingBarca) February 15, 2021
According to Marca, Pique could make a surprise comeback for the PSG clash. The center-back has increased his workload in training and completed a full session with his teammates on Sunday. Therefore, Ronald Koeman will decide whether to recall him on Monday.
The Barcelona manager, however, could still be without Ronald Araujo. The 21-year-old, who is struggling with an ankle injury, didn’t train on Sunday. He has missed the club’s last two games against Alaves and Sevilla after coming off in the 3-2 victory over Real Betis on February 7.