Barcelona winger, Ousmane Dembele, has been ruled out of the Copa del Rey semi-final clash against Real Madrid due to an injury. The Frenchman is, however, eyeing a return for the upcoming fixture against Athletic Club.
Dembele has been a key player for the Catalan giants this season, especially in the absence of Lionel Messi who left for Paris Saint-Germain last summer. The 24-year-old has played a vital role in the club’s quest for silverware this season, scoring important goals and providing assists.
Barcelona’s head coach, Ronald Koeman. Confirms that Dembele will not be available for the Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid. Speaking at a press conference, Koeman said, “Dembele will not be in the squad for the match against Real Madrid. He’s been working with the physios and is not yet fit to play.”
Dembele Barcelona winger sustained a muscle injury in the game against Real Betis on 7th February, which kept him out of action for almost a month. The winger made his comeback in the game against Sevilla on 27th February and suffered another injury just ten minutes after coming on as a substitute.
The injury setback has been a huge blow for Dembele. Who was enjoying a good run of form before the setback. He had score five goals in the five games leading up to. The first injury and was looking to build on that.
What injury did the Barcelona winger have?
However, Dembele is now focused on returning to action as soon as possible. And is in the game against Athletic Club on 21st March. The Frenchman has been training with the team for the past few days. It is to be responding well to the treatment.
Barcelona winger is currently third in the La Liga table, five points behind leaders Atletico Madrid. The club is also in the Copa del Rey semi-final and the UEFA Champions League round of 16.
The absence of Dembele Barcelona winger in the game against. Real Madrid will be a huge blow for Barcelona. The Frenchman has been a key player for the club this season. His pace and trickery have been crucial in unlocking defences.
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