Abidal, Adriano and Alves dropped for tonight’s game against Valladolid

Dropped players for tonight’s clash against Valladolid are Abidal, Adriano and Alves. Barca will field a makeshift defense tonight against Valladolid as none of the three players mentioned has managed to overcome the nagging injuries of late.

Abidal is out despite the micro rupture in the soleus muscle of his left leg progressing well while Adriano and Alves have been dropped as a precautionary measure.

The number 21 shirt Adriano has been having some discomfort in the hamstring of his right leg and the number 2 shirt Alves, is still having a degree of discomfort in the lumbar region which will also prevent him playing at the Camp Nou tonight.

Therefore, Barca has up to five players out for tonight’s match if you add Puyol and Messi to the mix.

The last Barcelona training session this week which had 18 players, has helped Tito Vilanova put the finishing touches on his squad before the game against Valladolid where the club’s 22nd League win will be celebrated.

Tito Vilanova caused a stir at a press conference yesterday when he appeared with a red and white coloured scarf around his neck. Obviously, the press questioned Vilanova’s attire and asked if it was a nod towards Atletico Madrid winning the Copa del Rey on Friday by 2 goals to 1 against Real Madrid.

Vilanova, with a smile on his face, remarked that it was a gift from his wife and that he has many scarves.

Maybe not the most sporting of gestures and definitely a sign that the hatchet has not been buried with Mourinho. This is something that Pep Guardiola would not have done. Pep would have worn any other colour except red and white.

The game against Valladolid kicks off tonight at 21:00 CET.

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    Valora en Bitacoras.com: For tonight’s clash against Valladolid at the Camp Nou, Barcelona will find itself without Abidal, Adriano or Alves. The Catalan team will have to field a makeshift defense as the 3 players mentioned still have injury woes al….