Previous
Las Palmas
Real Sociedad
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
VfL Wolfsburg
Werder Bremen
7:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Burton Albion
Blackburn Rovers
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Birmingham City
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Tijuana
Monterrey
3:00 AM UTC Feb 25, 2017
Game Details
Melbourne City FC
Sydney FC
1
3
FT
Game Details
Brisbane Roar
Wellington Phoenix FC
6:35 AM UTC Feb 25, 2017
Game Details
Next

Chelsea seek 10th straight home win

Chelsea
Read

Barca's Abidal returns to training

After seven months on the sidelines, Eric Abidal has returned to training at Barcelona, getting through a tough first session with the ball.

• Two-match UEFA ban for Busquets
• Dani Alves out for three weeks
• Blog: Stop making excuses

Abidal, 33, underwent liver transplant surgery in April after being struck down by illness a month earlier. It was the second major setback for the left-back in as many years following surgery to remove a tumour on his liver in May 2011.

Abidal touched a football for the first time since his last match for Barca and said he is taking the recovery process "little by little" having already achieved his first goal of returning to action by the end of the year.

"I've been thinking about training with the ball for a long time. Today is the first day. I'm tired, but happy," he told Barca TV. "I think from now on my path to recovery will go well."

Abidal stepped up his fitness training at the mountainous terrain in Val d'Aran, Spain and is hoping to return to training with the first team in coming weeks.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.