Every day it is closer for Kun Agüero and Ousmane Dembélé to receive medical discharge. This Wednesday the technicians were able to check their physical condition ‘in situ’ by setting up a friendly match at the Ciutat Esportiva as Cornellà, a Third Division team. Koeman started the Argentine forward, who played thirty minutes and scored a goal. However, the French forward did not participate in the friendly, making it clear that his return is still going long. If there is no setback, Agüero would be discharged this Sunday to play a few minutes against Valencia at the Camp Nou – it would be his debut with the Blaugrana shirt since he was injured in the preseason. On the other hand, to see Ousmane in action, we may have to wait until after the Classic.
In any case, very good news for Ronald Koeman, who has also been able to count on the four Spanish internationals in this Wednesday’s session, who played such a good role in the Nations League, where Sergio Busquets took the MVP trophy of the tournament and Gavi was the great revelation, playing as a starter in both games.
In principle, it is expected that on Thursday he will already be able to count on the rest of the missing internationals, including the Dutch, Frenkie and Luuk de Jong and Memphis Depay.
Who he will not be able to count on is the Uruguayan center-back, Ronald Araújo, who came from his team injured from the hamstrings of the right leg, and who is aiming for the next few games. In the absence of definitive tests, it seems clear that Koeman will not be able to count on him against Valencia or against Dinamo Kiev, being a serious doubt for the Classic in eleven days. But not everything is bad news for Araújo, since this Tuesday he debuted paternity with the birth of his daughter Aitana.
Likewise, and as we anticipated in AS, the Canarian Pedri will not yet be against Valencia or Dinamo. The objective is to recover him for the Clásico, although today there is moderate optimism about it in the club, since the player’s injury – a tear in the quadriceps of the left leg – comes from a relapse after forcing his return.
Thus, to this day, the two players that Koeman recovers for the return to competition are Jordi Alba, who already entered the list against Atlético although he did not end up playing – and Agüero. The first could already start, while the second would play twenty minutes in the best of cases. The rest will still have to wait for them to gradually rejoin in the next matches.