Marc-Andre ter Stegen set to make Barcelona comeback against Granada after lengthy absence

Ter Stegen is set to return to Barcelona's goalkeeping lineup for the first time since November, providing a much-needed boost for manager Xavi.

Marc Andre Ter Stegen To Return Against Granada
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According to Sport, Ter Stegen is on the verge of making his first appearance for Barcelona since November, when he guarded the goal in the 2-1 victory against Alaves. Inaki Pena has filled in as goalkeeper during his absence due to injury, but the return of the German No.1 will be a much-needed boost for manager Xavi.

Ter Stegen has evolved into one of the premier goalkeepers in global football during his tenure at Camp Nou, amassing 394 appearances since his arrival in 2014. His comeback coincides with a favorable period for Barcelona; they have triumphed in four of their last five matches, though they still trail leaders Real Madrid by 11 points.

In Ter Stegen’s absence, Barcelona has competed in 10 league matches, securing six wins, two draws, and two losses. As the team’s captain, he is expected to retain the armband should he return on Sunday against Granada.

A victory against Rayo would narrow Barca’s gap to Real Madrid to eight points. They are scheduled to face Celta Vigo in the following weekend before resuming Champions League action against Napoli in the Round of 16 on February 21st.

Marc-André ter Stegen

Marc-André ter Stegen

Goalkeaper

GermanyGermany

Age: 32

187 cm

85 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 16 10 Missed
Saves 2 0.1 Avg
Punches 0 0.0 Avg
Pen Saved 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 13 times for 1170 minutes for La Liga.

He made 31 saves and conceded 13 goals. He received 1 yellow card and no red cards.

His team is currently 3rd in La Liga. In the last match FC Barcelona won 3-1 against Deportivo Alavés. The next match in La Liga will be against Granada.

FC Barcelona performance and stats

FC Barcelona

Manager: Xavi
Rank 3rd
Win 17
Draw 6
Loss 3
Goals 56-34
Diff 22
Rank 1st
Win 4
Draw 0
Loss 2
Goals 12-6
Diff 6

FC Barcelona is currently 3rd in the La Liga with 50 points.

In the last 23 games, it has won 15 times, drawn 5 times, and lost 3 times. In its last match, FC Barcelona won 1-3 against Deportivo Alavés.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 47 goals and conceding 30.​

FC Barcelona will play the next match in La Liga against Granada on Sunday 11th of February in Barcelona. The prediction is FC Barcelona winning the match.​