Barcelona fans celebrate as star player looks set to be fit for El Clasico

Despite the 1-1 draw at Napoli, there were several negatives for Barcelona in the first leg of their round of 16 tie. Another disappointing away performance, their struggles to dominate when on the road, and the losses of Busquets and Vidal to suspension were the key drawbacks.

However, the most immediate worry was the injury to Gerard Pique. Late on in the San Paolo Stadium affair, the Spanish center-back hurt his ankle in what appeared to be a sprain, eventually being taken off and replaced by Lenglet.

This immediately sparked red flags as the Blaugrana’s next game is – yes, you guessed it – El Clasico. His availability for the trip to Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday came under doubt but according to some sources, the center-back is expected to be fine for the Real Madrid clash.

The likes of Cadena Ser and RAC1 report that Pique will be ready for Saturday’s crucial tie, which could be a title-decider. The Catalan giants boast a two-point lead and should they triumph at the Bernabeu, a ground where they have fared well at recently, they could go five points clear at the top

As a result, it came as little surprise that there claims were positively welcomed by Barcelona fans. Check out some of the reactions in the tweets below. 

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