BARCELONA (Sporting Alert) —remains a major doubt for Atletico Madrid for Sunday’s big time Spanish La Liga clash with leaders FC Barcelona at Camp Nou.
The Columbian striker has been one of the most targeted attackers in Europe this season and was expected to step into the lime-light with Barcelona’s little maestro Lionel Messi in the clash of the league’s top two teams.
However, after being forced to skip training on Thursday because of a minor muscle problem and being limited the last few days, Falcao has emerged a bigger problem for the visiting team than for Barcelona.
Atletico Madrid, trying to keep the focus off the team and especially the progress of Falcao, trained behind closed doors on Saturday at the Majadahonda Sports City.
There was no details on whether the talisman trained with that group, or was selected for a special session such as the likes of Adrian and Cristian Rodriguez, who continued their rehab work.