Featured Matches
Previous
Celtic
KR Reykjavik
4
0
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 5 - 0
Game Details
FC Levadia Tallinn
Sparta Prague
1
1
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 8
Game Details
Skenderbeu
BATE Borisov
1
1
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Debrecen
Cliftonville
2
0
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 0
Game Details
VMFD Zalgiris
Dinamo Zagreb
0
2
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 4
Game Details
Sutjeska
Sheriff Tiraspol
0
3
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 5
Game Details
F91 Dudelange
Ludogorets Razgrad
1
1
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 5
Game Details
FC Levadia Tallinn
Sparta Prague
1
1
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 8
Game Details
FK Qarabag
Valletta
4
0
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 5 - 0
Game Details
Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Santa Coloma
2
0
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 3 - 0
Game Details
T.N.S.
Slovan Bratislava
0
2
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 3
Game Details
HB Torshavn
Partizan Belgrade
1
3
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 6
Game Details
Skenderbeu
BATE Borisov
1
1
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
VMFD Zalgiris
Dinamo Zagreb
0
2
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 4
Game Details
Debrecen
Cliftonville
2
0
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 0
Game Details
Celtic
KR Reykjavik
4
0
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 5 - 0
Game Details
Zeljeznicar Sarajevo
Metalurg
2
2
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 2
Game Details
Sarpsborg FK
Aalesund
3
2
FT
Game Details
Nacional
Defensor Sporting
2
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Olimpo de Bahía Blanca
Atletico Rafaela
(2) 0
(4) 0
FT
Game Details
Figueirense FC
Bragantino
(3) 2
(4) 1
FT-Pens
Leg 2. Aggregate: 3 - 3
Game Details
Icasa
Portuguesa de Desportos
2
0
FT
Game Details
Goianiense
Oeste
4
2
FT
Game Details
Next
Mar 19, 2013

Abidal close to first-team return

Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has made his first appearance for the club in 11 months, playing 65 minutes for the B team in a friendly against French second-tier side Istres on Tuesday.

• Blog: The Messi-Villa connection

Abidal had a liver transplant operation in April 2012, having previously undergone treatment for a tumour that was first discovered in early 2011.

The Frenchman, 33, returned to training with his team-mates in December 2012 after completing a special individual training programme in the Catalan mountains at Vall d'Aran, and was given the all-clear to play in February.

His involvement in Tuesday morning's friendly, which was played at Barcelona's Ciutat Esportiva training facility, marks the latest step in his recovery to full match fitness.

Nobody at the club has been in a hurry to rush things, as outlined by club doctor Ricard Pruna last Saturday.

"The medical all-clear was an important stop because it was an agreement between the doctors who carried out the liver transplant, those of the club and the people he has at his side," Pruna said. "To give an all-clear after an illness like that is not easy.

"That told the coaches they could start to give him training tasks with the same intensity as the rest of the group. Bit by bit, the player is reaching the level of his team-mates."

Pruna did not wish to put a date on a potential first-team return but indicated that it is likely to happen in the near future.

"You cannot say exactly when he will reappear, but he is in good spirits because he sees he has not long to go," he said. "I believe it will not be long before he is included in a match squad. It depends on the coaches, but we are close."

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.