Ivan Rakitic has been let well enough alone for Barcelona’s squad for Sunday’s excursion to Villarreal in La Liga.
The Croatia universal midfielder had been an ever-exhibit in Luis Enrique’s side since marking from Sevilla in 2014, however has ended up all through the group over the six weeks.
He was taken off at half-time in the draw with Real Sociedad, following a hour in the Clasico against Real Madrid and after that missed Barca’s next three diversions, returning in a vigorously turned side in the Copa del Rey amusement against Hercules preceding Christmas.
Rakitic started the main session of the New Year against Athletic Bilbao in midweek, finishing 70 minutes before being supplanted by Andre Gomes, yet now gets himself barred from the 18-man squad which goes to El Madrigal.
Given Madrid’s far reaching win over Granada on Saturday, Luis Enrique is not anticipated that would roll out an excessive number of improvements with Barca six focuses behind their title rivals at the highest point of the table.
They go into the diversion in third place taking after Sevilla’s win over Real Sociedad, while Villarreal slipped from fourth to fifth thus of Atletico Madrid’s triumph at Elbar.
And in addition Rakitic, guards Aleix Vidal and Jeremy Mathieu have additionally been let well enough alone for Barca’s squad, while goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen remains sidelined with a calf harm.