Why Demir & Dest are not in Barcelona’s squad to face Elche


Why Yusuf Demir & Sergino Dest are not in Barcelona’s squad to face ElcheWhy Yusuf Demir & Sergino Dest are not in Barcelona’s squad to face Elche

 

Explanations for the respective absences of Sergino Dest and Yusuf Demir from Barcelona’s squad to face Elche have been provided online.

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Xavi Hernandez’s struggling troops are of course currently locked in action at the Camp Nou.

The Blaugrana have welcomed relegation-battling Elche to Catalunya, eyeing a long overdue return to winning ways.

A 2-2 stalemate with Osasuna last weekend means that, as things stand, Barca sit in a lowly 8th in the La Liga table, amid a 3-game winless streak across all competitions.

As things stand early in the action on Saturday evening, the scoreline remains goalless.

Why Yusuf Demir & Sergino Dest are not in Barcelona’s squad to face ElcheWhy Yusuf Demir & Sergino Dest are not in Barcelona’s squad to face Elche

BARCELONA, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 20: Head coach Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga Santander match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on November 20, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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As such, it goes without saying that Xavi was no doubt keen to have as many of his key performers as possible fit and available to feature from the off versus Elche.

This comes with the likes of Pedri, Ansu Fati and Martin Braithwaite already on the sidelines owing to respective fitness problems.

In the hours leading up to kick-off at the Camp Nou this evening, however, a pair of fresh Barca blows were confirmed.

First, word was forthcoming that Sergino Dest would play no part in proceedings against Elche, owing to an adductor injury picked up in training:

Then, a short time ago, Dest was joined on the absentee list by Yusuf Demir, who misses out with an ‘upset stomach’:

 

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