(Reuters)

After 15 days without playing a match for the national team break, the Barcelona receives Valencia in a Camp Nou with 100% of the available capacity, to start a key week in the League and the Champions League, where they will also be seen with Dinamo Kiev and Real Madrid, respectively.

The game opened before five minutes, when after a rejection of a corner kick the visitor took the lead. It was Gayá, who captured the ball and shook a volley from medium distance to score a spectacular goal that meant 1-0.

Despite this, Ronald Koeman’s team did not feel the emotional impact and sought by all roads to reach a draw. After a few tries, at 13 came equality. Ansu Fati He faced left, looked for the wall with Depay who returned it first and with the bow in front of the number 10 drew a low right to the furthest post impossible to Cillessen.

This duel against the whole Che, could mean the probable return of Sergio Kun Omen to the playing fields officially, after having played a friendly in the previous one in which he scored one of the two goals for the Barça team. The Argentine is on the substitute bench.

After the last training session before the game, FC Barcelona gave the squad list and it was there that the former Manchester City appeared, who completed his recovery and received the medical discharge from the tendon injury to the inner calf of the right leg that had him to mistreat.

In the list of summoned also the left side of the subsidiary appeared Alexander balde, who was discharged after overcoming low back pain. On the other hand, the central defender is out due to injury Ronald Araujo, who returned with discomfort from his concentration with the Uruguayan team, and the forwards Ousmane Dembélé and Martin Braithwaite.

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The great novelty of Koeman’s starting eleven is Ansu Fati, who has taken advantage of the break to finish picking up the necessary physical tone after having played a few minutes in the three previous games. In the lead he is accompanied by the Dutch Memphis Depay and Sergiño Dest, innovating in this position.

Valencia, for their part, faces the match with the hope that the return of three of their injured will allow them to regain their strength and rhythm before they Denis Cheryshev, José Luis Gayà, Carlos Soler and Thierry Correia (the only one who still can’t play) will end up in the infirmary, while Toni Lato remains in doubt.

TRAINING

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Eric García, Piqué, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Frenkie de Jong; Ansu Fati, Sergiño Dest and Memphis Depay.

Valencia: Cillessen; Foulquier, Gabriel Paulista, Diakhaby, Gayà; Soler, Wass, Hugo Guillamón, Hugo Duro; Guedes and Maxi Gómez.

TV: DirecTV 1610

STADIUM: Camp Nou

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