Spanish football evening headlines for 16 February.
Pique back for Barca
The major team news – which has yet to be confirmed – is that Gerard Pique is back in the starting line-up after recovering from a long-term knee injury, suffered in November.
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Ter Stegen; Dest, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, De Jong, Pedri; Messi, Griezmann, Dembélé
— moisESPN (@moillorens) February 16, 2021
Pique was not expected to return until March at the earliest, with the possible inclusion a huge boost for the Blaugrana.
Alaba confirms Bayern exit
The Austrian international’s contract at the German champions expires on 30 June and whilst he has confirmed he will be leaving the club, he has also now claimed that there is no agreement in place with another club.
Hazard boost for Madrid
Read more: Eden Hazard returns to Real Madrid training
The Belgian is back in training and doing ball work with his teammates, but will not be rushed back physically and is still only participating in limited sessions.