Ronald araujo has returned injured from Uruguay and is safe for the duel this Sunday against the Valencia at the Camp Nou. Barcelona has confirmed that he suffers “an injury to the hamstrings of the right thigh”, as the Uruguayan team had reported at first. Although the medical report does not specify the time of leave, everything indicates that the central is almost certain down for the Classic on Sunday 24 at the Camp Nou.
Varapalo for Ronald Koeman since Araujo was being one of the few positive news of this Barça. The center-back had become a fundamental pillar in the axis of the rear but his injury against Argentina will make him miss the duel against Valencia, the Champions League against Dinamo Kiev and the Classic before him Real Madrid. The Dutch coach will have to use the bench to replace the Uruguayan.
Araujo He has played practically everything, against Granada he saved the team with a goal in the 90th minute that allowed them to save a point. It had been performing at a high level and was presented as one of the weapons of the Barça for the Classic, however, he will have to watch the match from the stands. His discharge forces Koeman to bet on Eric García to start with Piqué in the axis of the rear for the next matches.
The Classic It is always important for both teams but this year it seems even more important for the Catalans due to the delicate situation they are going through. The low of Araujo It is a blow to Koeman, but he will have to recover because he needs to add all three points in that game to try to close the gap with the eternal rival in the standings. Above, the Camp Nou can be filled to the brim for the first time since before the pandemic began.