The big news in the morning session of Barcelona this Friday was the presence of Danish striker Martin Braithwaite, who exercised for the first time with his teammates. The former player of Leganés had to face tradition and travel as quickly as possible to the corridor of colleges that the Blaugrana prepared as a baptism of fire before starting the session. Between jokes and applause, the striker did what he could to avoid receiving more than one blow. In any case, your new partners they were especially benevolent with Braithwaite since they barely got angry. A session, by the way, that continued with the presence of the left side of the subsidiary, Sergio Akieme, which has been in dynamic first team all week, so everything indicates that it will enter the call for the match against Eibar as a substitute for Jordi Alba, injured last weekend at the adductor of the right leg and that will be about three weeks off. In any case, Junior will be the starting side for the match against Eibar.Quique Setién could count on a total of 16 players from the first team, since we must not forget that it has three casualties: Luis Suárez, Ousmane Dembélé and Jordi Alba. Hence, the youth of the subsidiary Ansu Fati will join the morning session, in dynamics of the first team all season, the central Ronald Araujo, the midfielder Riqui Puig and Monchu.
Share on LinkedIn Presvis out as Cumani picks Swop This article is more than 10 years old … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Ask The Butler, who is also due to line up on Saturday, is currently top-priced at 12-1 with totesport and Hills, while other likely runners include Docofthebay, the runner-up last year. “He’s had a difficult year but I think he’s just starting to come right now,” Jamie Osborne, Docofthebay’s trainer, said yesterday. “I’m happier with him now than I have been all season and he does seem to do well at this time of year. He obviously has more weight to carry this time.” David Probert, one of the season’s top claiming riders with 39 winners, would have hoped to get a decent ride in Saturday’s race, but plans will be on hold after he suffered a suspected ankle injury before the first race at Bath yesterday. A serious inquiry into alleged corruption opened in London yesterday, when the jockey Dean McKeown and trainer Paul Blockley attended the British Horseracing Authority’s headquarters to answer charges related to 11 races between March 2004 and December 2005. McKeown and Blockley, who are both legally represented, are charged along with three owners – Clive Whiting, David Lovatt and Martyn Wakefield – two former owners and two unlicensed individuals, over the laying of horses to lose. All deny the charges. The inquiry is expected to last into next week.Two of the defendants, David Wright and Nicholas Rook, were unrepresented yesterday and risk being warned off for non-cooperation if they take no part in the hearing.Ron Cox’s tip of the dayUrban Warrior 4.30 SedgefieldFollowing five unsuccessful hurdles outings over distances short of 2m3f, Urban Warrior showed improvement upped to 2m5f at Plumpton nine days ago. Ian Williams’ gelding impressed that day after a decent spell on the Flat, coming clear of Will The Till by 12 lengths in a similar handicap. His trainer has found a good opportunity to follow up under a 7lb penalty before a further rise in the weights. Mon 29 Sep 2008 19.01 EDT Horse racing The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Share via Email Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Shares00 Share via Email Horse racing Britain’s bookmakers were able to bank some money from followers of Luca Cumani yesterday, when the trainer’s well-backed Presvis was scratched from Saturday’s Cambridgeshire Handicap. The smart ones will have it in an instant-access account, though, as Cumani still has two of the first four horses in the betting for the first leg of the autumn double, including the new favourite, Swop. Cumani has a well-earned reputation as a man to follow in the season’s biggest handicaps, though he has not won the Cambridgeshire since the victory of Dallas, 22 years ago. Swop, currently a 6-1 chance, seems certain to start favourite on Saturday, though, after finishing well into third behind his stablemate Ask The Butler at Sandown in August, on only the fifth start of his career. Greg Wood Reuse this content Share on Messenger This article is more than 10 years old Read more @Greg_Wood_ Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Topics news Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook First published on Mon 29 Sep 2008 19.01 EDT Support The Guardian