Barcelona optimistic Semedo will be fit to play against Celta

Tests on Monday have ruled out a serious knee injury for the right-back

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Barcelona are optimistic Nelson Semedo's injury is not to serious and, according to Diario AS, the Portuguese full-back could be ready for the Celta Vigo game on Saturday. 

Tests at the club's training ground on Monday have ruled out a serious injury to Semedo's knee and he's likely to return to training this week. 

It's also possible that Sergi Roberto -- missing for the last few weeks with a hamstring problem -- will be available for Celta's visit to Camp Nou. 

Semedo was ruled out of Sunday's game at Levante at the last minute due to a pain in his knee, with Barça opting to change to a back three due to the fact they had no natural right-back. 

However, with Semedo and Roberto back soon, coach Ernesto Valverde is likely to revert to a back four against Celta -- not least because, with Thomas Vermaelen and Samuel Umtiti injured, he only has two fit centre-backs. 



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