Barcelona optimistic Lenglet will be fit for Napoli game

Barcelona optimistic Lenglet will be fit for Napoli game

Cinco jugadores del filial del Barça se unen al entrenamiento | EFE

The French defender trained with the group for some of Thursday's session

Barcelona are confident that defender Clement Lenglet will be available for the Napoli game. Lenglet was injured in the final game of the season against Alaves but returned to group training with his teammates on Thursday and the feelings were good. 

The French defender is key for Quique Setien and even more so given the current panoramic in the middle of defence. Gerard Pique is the only centre-back guaranteed to be available for Napoli, with Samuel Umtiti, Ronald Araujo and now Jorge Cuenca all injured. 

However, Lenglet has been training well on his own since Tuesday following a week off and was able to do some ball work with his teammates on Thursday. There's optimism that he will be fine to partner Pique against Napoli in the Champions League game on Aug. 8. 

Things are not so clear with Antoine Greizmann. The Frenchman is back training on his own but is not yet back with the group. He's touch and go for Napoli. 

Barça drew the first leg 1-1 in Naples. The winners will progress to the final eight, which will consist of one-off games in Lisbon, up to and including the final. 

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