Éric Abidal and Thiago Alcántara couldn’t train this Thursday afternoon after this week’s round of international friendlies. According the Club’s Medical Services, the defender finished his game with France with hip pain. Abidal underwent further tests today which confirmed the Frenchman will be out of action for 10 days.

Thiago, during the training session with the Spanish national team, felt pain in his right leg. Test confirmed that the player has niggling issues with his right tibia. The player’s recuperation will mark his availability for the upcoming matches.

Messi, to return on Monday

Leo Messi, suspended for Saturday’s match against Sporting, will return to training next Monday.

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