Leo Messi arrived at the New Archangel with a bandage on his left leg, which added to his absence from morning training, confirmed the suspicions that were planned over Córdoba throughout the day. The Argentine has not entered Ronald Koeman’s eleven to play the first semifinal against Real Sociedad, which represents a significant drop that alters all the plans of the Blue and White team, which had experienced a notable improvement in the games they have played in this 2021. However, the fact that he arrived at the stadium dressed in shorts suggests that he can play for a few minutes if the team needs him. The rosarino’s position will be occupied by Martin Braithwaite. Koeman’s eleven for tonight’s game is made up of the following players. Ter Stegen will be under sticks, accompanied in defense by Mingueza, Araújo, Lenglet and Jordi Alba. Busquets and De Jong will be in charge of occupying the double pivot and attending a line of three ahead made up of Pedri, Dembélé and Griezmann. In attack point, Martin Braithwaite. Also noteworthy is the absence of Sergiño Dest, who suffered discomfort in the last league match against Granada. Instead, Ronald Araújo has recovered in time and will be from the game.
Saturday, January 16, 2021