MADRID, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) – There was finally good news for FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman on Wednesday when striker Kun Aguero took part in a closed-door friendly in his first appearance after making his appearance. signed for the club this summer.
The Argentine was sidelined in Barca’s difficult start to the campaign with a knee injury, meaning he hasn’t played any of his eight La Liga or two Champions League appearances nowadays.
However, he was able to play and score in Wednesday’s friendly against home side third division Cornella in a game in which Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho were also able to get back into shape after their respective injuries.
French international winger Ousmane Dembele is also putting the finishing touches on the muscle injury he suffered while playing for his country at this summer’s European Championships. However, while Aguero could play a role in Barca’s next game, which will be against Valencia on Sunday, Dembele’s long history of muscle injuries means the winger is unlikely to run this weekend.
Wednesday also saw Barca’s Spain internationals Sergio Busquets, Eric Garcia, Sergi Roberto and Gavi all return to training with the squad following their appearance in the semi-finals and finals of the UEFA Nations League, in which Spain lost after a controversial French goal. striker Kylian Mbappé.
The club have yet to confirm the extent of the hamstring injury suffered by center-back Ronald Araujo while playing for Uruguay this weekend, but Araujo is almost certain to miss the key Clash of the League. champions the following week with Dynamo Kiev and the first “Clasico” against Real Madrid the following weekend.