Adriano Correia will not be a part of the squad traveling for Saturday’s match against Sevilla (22:00), as the defender is still suffering from the left leg injury he picked up in the last match against Granada. After doing specific recovery work throughout the week, the player is still experiencing pain and will miss the game against his former team as a precaution.
The Brazilian will join fellow absentees Iniesta, Piqué, Puyol, Cuenca, Muniesa and Abidal. Andreu Fontàs and Jonathan dos Santos will also miss the trip by decision of the coaching staff. Tito Vilanova will have 18 footballers to choose from at the Sánchez Pizjuán, including midfielder Sergio Busquets, who has recovered from his midweek back trouble.
During training on Friday afternoon at the Ciutat Esportiva, Andrés Iniesta was able to exercise with the group, while captain Carles Puyol was also able to join his team-mates for part of the session. Also participating were Barça B players Cristian Tello and Sergi Roberto, who are on the 18 man list to face Sevilla.
The team will meet at the Camp Nou on Saturday at 10:15, and head to El Prat airport, where the group will travel directly to Sevilla. The plane is scheduled to depart at 11 and land at 12:30.
Squad list for Sevilla: Valdés, Pinto, Alves, Cesc, Xavi, Villa, Alexis, Messi, Thiago, Mascherano, Bartra, Sergio Busquets, Pedro, Jordi Alba, Montoya, Song, Tello and Sergi Roberto
Source: fcbarcelona.cat; Image: Miguel Ruiz (FCB)