With Ter Stegen's comeback, Masip was dropped
This Friday, Luis Enrique Martinez announced the list of players summoned for the match against Valencia. The goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen received medical clearance and entered the list, taking place of Jordi Masip, who hold the last match against Villanovense at Camp Nou.
The surprise, however, was knowing that Sergi Roberto will stay home, as he is not recovered from the blow he received on his ankle playing against Roma. Luis Enrique insisted that he doesn't want to take risks with the player. According to the coach, Sergi Roberto is following the normal recovery process and each player takes more or less time to recover from a bruise. Mathieu, who was injured against Villanovense, has not recovered neither, so he won't be able to face the team where he was playing before joining Barcelona.
With Sergi Roberto off the list, Luis Enrique called Barça B player Sergi Samper. The coach said that he is "not happy with the results" of the B team, but that some players as Gumbau or Aitor can occasionally give them a hand.
Here you have the full squad list to face Valencia at Mestalla Stadium (Saturday at 8.30 pm CET):
- Ter Stegen
- Sergio Busquets
- Dani Alves
- Luis Suárez
- Jordi Alba
- Sergi Samper