Change of plans for Mingueza

Barça will bring the defender back ahead of schedule in light defensive absences

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Jordi Gil

Óscar Minguza is currently in the final stages of his recovery from a left thigh injury that he picked up in this summer's Tokyo Olympics. He joined in with parts of various training sessions last week before completing the entire session today (Monday). The absences of Gerard Piqué (injury) and Eric García (suspension) for Sunday's game against Getafe have led Ronald Koeman and his staff to reconsider the player's recovery schedule.

Mingueza picked up two separate injuries during the Olympics: a muscle problem in his right leg in the tournament opener against Egypt, before suffering a left thigh muscle in the quarter final clash against the Ivory Coast.

Mingueza participó en el entrenamiento del FC Barcelona

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Ronald Koeman had initially planned to led the defender take his time with his recovery, but he is now expected to be on the bench for this Sunday's tie in case of an emergency.

Barcelona have recently triggered the option to extend the player's contract, which is now due to expire in 2023 and has a release clause of 100 million euros.

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