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Gerard Pique to miss Barcelona’s clash with Vissel Kobe

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The defender has some discomfort in his thigh

FC Barcelona Pre-Season Training Session Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona have confirmed that Gerard Pique will miss Saturday’s pre-season friendly against Vissel Kobe in Japan after picking up a bit of a niggle.

The club aren’t too sure how long the defender will be out of action for, but Ernesto Valverde said in his press conference it was just a precautionary measure.

“Gerard Piqué has some discomfort in his left thigh and won’t play in Saturday’s game against Vissel Kobe.

“The evolution of the injury will condition the player’s availability. Coach, Ernesto Valverde explained in his press conference prior to the game: “Piqué won’t play, as a precaution above all.”

Source | FC Barcelona

Pique started the match against Chelsea and played the first 45 minutes, but his injury means this could be the perfect chance for Jean-Clair Todibo to feature and stake his claim for minutes next season.