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Abi está de vuelta!
“Eric Abidal is gradually reaching the same level as his teammates. We can’t say exactly when he’ll be back, but he is in a very positive mood because he knows it won’t be much longer.” - Dr Ricard Pruna
Since starting a recovery from a second liver transplant 5 months ago in Vall d’Aran, Abidal has been tirelessly working to return to the fields with FC Barcelona. Today - which is also Father’s Day in Spain - the left-back played his first competitive match in the ‘blaugrana’ colours since March last year. It was a closed doors friendly against second division French side Istres, where the French international featured for 65 minutes.
It’s been an endless battle for Abidal and it now appears that the moment where he’ll finally step foot onto the Camp Nou, once again, is becoming a reality. The same applies to club manager Tito Vilanova, who’s been a huge absence too. Estamos contigo! [Posted by Dom]