Good news for the fans of Barcelona as the midfielder maestro Andres Iniesta is back after recovering from injury. His return has boosted the squad as the player is now active when his team needs him most. The Spanish midfielder is currently the most experienced active player of both teams. At the age of 32 years, Iniesta have played 33 El Clasico games. During his absence, Barcelona lost most points, not only in domestic league, but also in Champions League and Cop Del Rey.
Andres Iniesta Is Fit For El Clasico, Could Start For Barcelona Against Real Madrid
The club have stated that Iniesta is all fit for the upcoming El Clasico. Meanwhile, Real Madrid is suffering from huge injury blow including Gareth Bale, Alvaro Morata, Toni Kroos who are ruled out of the El Clasico. Although Toni Kroos has joined the squad, but the player is still in doubt of playing this El Clasico.
This is the second consecutive visit of Real Madrid at the Camp Nou. Eight months ago, Real Madrid won against Barcelona at the same venue and ended Barca’s unbeaten run of 39 games. Now, Real Madrid are going through an unbeaten run of 32 games in all competition and their next game is against defending Champions Barcelona.
The official return of Andres Iniesta has been announced by Barcelona manager Luis Enrique. He was out from football action for one month and now he is ready for the big game. With his return, the Spaniard could perform the role of the play maker between the attack and defence. Zidane knows how much of a threat Iniesta can be with his attacking abilities. His brilliant passing skills and trickery with the ball left Madrid high and dry in November 2015.