Spanish football morning headlines for 22 February.
Madrid’s Benzema dilemma
Star forward Karim Benzema is carrying an injury that is said to be minor but could risk becoming much worse if he plays in the clash.
Benzema missed the weekend win over Real Valladolid and is thought to be hopeful of recovering quickly but this midweek clash may come slightly too soon.
Barca candidate pledges investment
💰 “Hemos cerrado un acuerdo con un inversor que aportará 250 millones para el Barça”
😱 “En la 21-22, incorporaremos tres cracks, dos en ataque y otro en defensa” pic.twitter.com/FbXzncDMS6
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) February 22, 2021
Freixa also added that he will sign three star players for the club in the 2021-22 campaign due to him securing such backing.
Freixa served on the board under former incumbents Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu but left the board in 2015.
Blaugrana post-mortem continues
Not only are there troubles for Barcelona off the pitch but on it too, following on from yesterday’s disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Cadiz.
The result keeps Ronald Koeman’s side in third and eight points off league leaders Atletico Madrid, who lost to Levante the previous day.