Spain: Barcelona might miss the services of midfielder Arda Turan as they prepare to face Deportivo in a bid to end their four-match winless streak in La Liga. Barca’s streak, that has garnered a lot of attention and criticism, is their worst since 2003.
The Turkey international has had a bout of gastritis, owing to which he missed the training session.
Turan will be assessed before the game before any call is taken on his inclusion.
Barcelona tweeted: ‘Arda Turan to be held out of training today with gastritis. His recovery time will determine his availability for tomorrow’s game.’
Luis Enrique’s side continue to lead the La Liga charts despite having a bad phase. The point difference with Atletico, placed second, however, is nil. The Catalans are holding the top spot based on their head-to-head with Atletico. Real Madrid are breathing heavy down their necks at number three with just a one point difference.