Neymar Jr.

Trio MSN takes a well-deserved rest and Barcelona faces Espanyol in Catalunya Super Cup final

With a short break in the Spanish Championship and a well-deserved rest for a few players from the FC Barcelona’s main team, the rest of the team will get back into the pitch to face Espanyol in the final match of Catalunya’s Super Cup. The ‘derby’ will take place at Tarragona, in the Nou Estadi, this Tuesday (25), at 17h30.

After the difficult 3-2 victory agains Valencia, last Saturday (22), the coach Luis Enrique decided to give a break for a few players in the main team. Neymar Jr., Messi, Luis Suárez, Mascherano, Sergi Roberto, Sergio, Rakitic, Ter Stegen, Digne and Umtiti will not play in the Super Cup’s final, gaining a break until Thursday (27). As for the captain of the team, Andrés Iniesta, he partially tore the ligament of his left knee and will be out for six to eight weeks.

The remaining players of the main team had a normal Monday training day at Ciutat Esportiva, where they had the opportunity to prepare themselves with the athletes from Barça B like José Suárez, Martinez, Alfaro, Gumbau and many other players selected for the derby.