Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman will withhold Gerard Pique’s expected return from injury ahead of El Clasico trip to Real Madrid next weekend

The former Spain international has resumed training in the last few days after spending more than a month on the sidelines with a persistent knee problem

Despite the all-clear, added to the squad for La Blaugrana’s clash with Real Valladolid on Nov. Admitted April, Koeman will keep the 34-year-old in reserve

According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Pique has admitted that his return is focused on beating Los Blancos for the title Clement Lenglet and Oscar Mingueza may be in central defense against Valladolid on Monday night

Koeman will aim to extend Barcelona’s excellent record in El Clasico games outside of Catalonia in recent seasons with four wins in their last five league visits to the Spanish capital


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