Defender Samuel Umtiti fit for Barcelona after 7 weeks out injured

Barcelona, however, hasn't missed the 24-year-old French center back, Samuel Umtiti who had become the first-choice partner for Gerard Pique since arriving 1 years ago.

By: AP | Barcelona | Published: January 21, 2018 8:55:36 am
7, Samuel Umtiti Barcelona transfer, Samuel Umtiti Barcelona, Barcelona Samuel Umtiti, Sports News, Sports Samuel Umtiti is fit to return for Barcelona. (Source: Reuters)

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has been cleared to play after recovering from a leg injury that sidelined him for seven weeks. Umtiti hasn’t played since damaging a muscle in his right thigh during a 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo on Dec. 2. Barcelona, however, hasn’t missed the 24-year-old French center back, who had become the first-choice partner for Gerard Pique since arriving 1 years ago.

Thomas Vermaelen has played well in his place, helping the team to maintain its commanding lead of the Spanish league. Barcelona currently has an eight-point lead. Umtiti has been included in the squad for Barcelona’s game at Real Betis on Sunday.

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