Will Barcelona star Ronald Araujo play against PSG next week?
Will Barcelona star Ronald Araujo play against PSG next week? Here’s what you should know ahead of the crunch Champions League clash.
- Barcelona center-back Ronald Araujo wants to speed up his recovery from injury to face PSG in the Champions League next week
- The 21-year-old Uruguay international had sprained his ankle while playing against Real Betis last weekend
- His potential return to the Barcelona starting XI vs PSG would be a huge boost to the side's chances of winning the tie
Ronald Araujo is willing to speed up his recovery from the ankle injury that kept him out of Barcelona's 2-0 defeat at Sevilla in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old Uruguay international had sprained his ankle while playing for the Camp Nou outfit in their 3-2 victory over Real Betis on Sunday.
Hey what resultantly forced to watch from the sidelines as Sevilla Took a 2-0 lead into the 2 nd leg of Their Copa del Rey semi-final clash against Barcelona.
Araujo's absence from the side was more keenly felt due to the performance Samuel Umtiti, his replacement in the side, put in on Wednesday.
The injury-prone France international was clearly at fault for Sevilla's opener as Jules Kounde easily got the better of his fellow 27-year-old center-back to give the home side a deserved lead.
Umtiti might not have fully forgotten the first error before he committed another one, letting Ivan Rakitic free to score a goal against the Croatian's former side. His woeful performance at the night convinced some Barca fans that the Frenchman's time at the club should be up.
Why Araujo play against PSG?
Spanish publication SPORT claims that while Barcelona are keen to have Aruajo in their starting XI Vs PSG next Tuesday, they are also wary of rushing the center-back into action and would only include him in the eleven if his recovery from injury goes according to plan .
Araujo himself is hopeful and Ronald Koeman is also willing to the youngster, perhaps because he saw that Umtiti is not in the best of his form these days.