Barcelona’s plague of injuries receives a new victim

Coach Ronald Koeman will line up a youth squad and a midfielder as central defenders in the Champions League match on Wednesday

November 30, 2020 · 4:38 PM

The FC Barcelona very comfortable ride in Champions League: classified to the Eighth Final and with full victories in four games. Even so, he will have to face the clash against the Hungarian team of Ferencvaros without three of his four titular defenders.

Barcelona has three of its starting defenders injured

To the already known injuries of Sergi Roberto and Gerard Piqué -who will be out for at least four months- added that of Clement Lenglet. The French central injured his right ankle during Sunday’s game against Osasuna.

A club statement reported on Monday that Lenglet was subjected to medical tests and a minor sprain was detected. Therefore, it is completely ruled out for this week’s matches, included in the league match on Saturday in Cádiz.

In addition to Lenglet and Piqué, the club also suffers the losses of Samuel Umtiti for the central defender position. For this reason, he must once again count on the youth squad Òscar Mingueza and hoping to recover Ronald Araújo, who could receive medical discharge after training this Monday with apparent normality.

The squad Oscar Mingueza will be, practically, the leader of the defense

Now, the recovery of Araújo does not assure him his call to Champions. The Spanish press is committed to lineup of Mingueza and midfielder Frenkie De Jong as a central couple in Budapest. That formula seems the most suitable for coach Ronald Koeman.

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