Barcelona’s injury woes are intensifying just as the La Liga title chase is getting more and more closer. The side suffered a shocking 1-0 defeat to Almeria on the weekend which saw them miss out on a good opportunity to take their lead against Real Madrid into double digits. What it inturn did was bring the Galacticos in the chase, also weakening them in their squad depth.
The club have now confirmed that Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has picked up a hamstring strain and will be ruled out of their upcoming match against Real Madrid in the first leg of the Copa Del Rey semi-final. You can get attractive odds for this match on Sbobet.
Lewandowski joined Barcelona after a legendary spell at Bayern Munich that took him to the same list as some of the greatest goal-scorers in the world. The Polish striker, who is off to a sensational start in Spain and Barcelona’s top goal-scorer this season so far with 25 strikes in 31 matches, will be a massive loss adding to an already lengthy injury list.
Barcelona have now suffered back-to-back defeats across two competitions. After Manchester United knocked them out from the UEFA Europa League courtesy of a 2-1 win at the Old Trafford, an El Bilal Toure goal saw them concede three points to Almeria in the most unexpected results possible. It was just their second defeat of the season in La Liga.
Manager Xavi Hernandez currently has quite a few injuries to deal with alongside Lewandowski’s. He will also be without the service of Ousmane Dembele and Pedri, who have been two of their best creative assets in the league so far. Having already won the Super Copa de Espana, Xavi was keen on adding the Copa Del Rey to the cabinet as well but it looks a tight call as it stands. Get live updates on this match from Sbobet football.
Barcelona have an incredibly tricky run of fixtures beginning with the CDR clash against Real Madrid. They will face Valencia and Athletic Club, before facing Real Madrid once again in the league. The Europa League exit comes in as a boon for the manager in this case, as Barcelona have a decent amount of time between each game and are likely to see a few of these injured stars return. Get more such exciting sports updates on Sbobet Sport.