Although they continue to be unbeaten in La Liga and the Champions League this season, Xavi Hernandez and Barcelona have gotten large issues now Robert Lewandowski has joined a lengthening harm record.
The striker needed to be substituted halfway by the first-half of Barca’s European sojourn to Porto, Ferran Torres taking his place and scoring the purpose that turned out to be the winner.
Xavi will probably be counting on Ferran lastly coming good for an prolonged interval as his principal man may very well be out for a while but.
Based on the official Barcelona website, the Polish hit-man has a sprained left ankle and he received’t return till the harm has totally healed.
90Min speculate that may very well be a number of weeks but, and subsequently Lewandowski may find yourself lacking the video games in opposition to Granada, Athletic Membership, Shakhtar Donetsk (x2), Actual Madrid and Actual Sociedad.
With Pedri and Frenkie de Jong additionally sidelined, Barca will probably be severely weakened. If all three had been match and firing the blaugranes could be a completely totally different proposition, notably within the Clasico in opposition to Madrid.
It’s a check of Xavi’s mettle as a coach to see if he can get the perfect out of his gamers seemingly when the chances are stacked in opposition to them.
In the event that they’re capable of emerge from that powerful set of fixtures comparatively unscathed, it may writer how nicely the remainder of the season pans out.