Yellow alert… which is starting to turn orange in Valdebebas: Alaba, two days before the transcendental match against City, still does not step on the pitch. The Austrian resented the adductor at the Etihad, returning to the starting point from an injury that may leave him without playing the return leg. He is not ruled out, but the sensations are gray and if he arrives, how he would do it -lacking rhythm and training- raises doubts. He has it very difficult. Today he went to Valdebebas to work inside the facilities together with the physios and medical services. No grass or group.
The other two absences were Bale and Hazard. In what to Welsh regards, he is still afflicted with those back pain that even prevented him from joining the 35th League party last Saturday. The player himself said he had suffered a strong “spasm” in the area. As to Edenstart to face the final phase of his rehabilitation after removing an osteosynthesis plate from his right fibula almost a month ago. In the celebration he was already seen walking normally and his goal is still to be able to play for a minute before the end of the season.
It was a smooth session. The squad began with joint warm-up work on the pitch and then carried out pressure and possession exercises, before carrying out tactical work. The training ended with several games on a small field. Ancelotti’s men will return to training tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. (mainland). Later, the coach and a player will speak at a press conference.