After recovering from a hamstring strain, Robert Lewandowski is anticipated to be eligible for Barcelona’s match against Athletic Club on Sunday.
The international player from Poland returned to training over the weekend and should receive the all-clear from the doctor to play again this week.
Reports from RAC1 says that Lewandowski is capable of competing against Ernesto Valverde’s team and will fly to Bilbao.
For Xavi, who has recently had to manage major player injuries and suspensions, the news will be encouraging.
Nevertheless, Xavi will have to wait until he can reunite with Pedri and Ousmane Dembele. Whilst neither of them is anticipated to play against Athletic, there is still a chance they could make El Clasico.
On March 19, Real Madrid will play a La Liga match at the Camp Nou, and Barca is expecting to have both players available for what will be yet another crucial matchup between the two teams.
At the weekend, Barcelona surged nine points ahead of Los Blancos, and they are aware that a win would be fatal to Madrid’s chances of keeping the title.