La Blaugrana have granted permission for the Spanish U21 international to be included in Garcia Pimienta’s squad for their vital play-off semi-final game against UCAM Murcia this weekend.
Mingueza has only played one game for Pimienta’s reserve team this season following his rapid rise to becoming a first team regular under Ronald Koeman in 2021.
The decision to allow Mingueza to return to the B team has been met with criticism as it displays the unfair structure of second and third tier Spanish football which includes La Liga B teams up against smaller regional clubs.
Clubs sending first-team players back down to their B teams for playoff games is why I will always be happy to cheer against B teams in Spain. https://t.co/HlvMlrO7cu
— Brendy Boyle (@BrendyBoyle) May 14, 2021
Barcelona B face UCAM Murcia in Extremadura on Saturday, where a win would put them into the final round of play-off games, and one further victory away from a place in the Segunda Division for the first time since 2018.