Xavi happy before El Clasico, four stars train with the group


Xavi’s Barcelona are recovering as El Clasico against Real Madrid approaches this Saturday.

If on Thursday it was Raphinha who returned to training with the group, in this Friday’s session there were four other stars who joined the team.

Robert Lewandowski, Frenkie De Jong, Pedri and Jules Kounde returned to Ciudad Deportiva’s training ground and trained with the rest of the players.

Those with the best chance of playing against Real Madrid are the Polish striker and the Dutch midfielder, although that will depend on how they feel in training this Friday and even Saturday before the game.


From the injury squad, Kounde and Sergi Roberto were initially ruled out, although the Frenchman trained with the squad today.

It was believed that Pedri could be there for the El Clasico match as the sick leave period listed for the session indicated this.

The idea is that he could have some minutes against Shakhtar, but the recovery has not been as satisfactory as expected and now we have to wait. His presence in today’s training opens the mystery.