Ernesto Valverde has two unexpected absences for the game against Murcia in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday. The Barcelona coach has already decided to let Ter Stegen, Messi, Suarez, Iniesta, Umtiti and Ivan Rakitic rest, but now there are other problems for the away game.
Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal both did not train on Sunday because of physical problems. Turan's case is surreal. He received the clearance to play on Friday after training, on Saturday he had nothing to do with the Malaga game and on Sunday he turned up with problems.
The club will announce their absences officially on Monday. Nobody can avoid noticing the strange problems these players have had, above all Turan. Valverde wants to lose some players in January, and it is clear these two will be in pole position.