Barcelona wonderkid Pedri picks up a rare injury to add to Ronald Koeman’s woes after Champions League thumping by Bayern Munich – with defender Jordi Alba additionally set for a spell on the sidelines
- The teenage midfield star is already a key a part of the aspect regardless of his tender age
- Pedri performed 52 occasions in all competitions final marketing campaign and is seldom injured
- Barcelona supervisor Ronald Koeman is already and not using a host of first-team begin
- And left-back Jordi Alba is ready to be added to the membership’s checklist of crocked gamers
Bayern beat the Spanish giants 3-0 on the Nou Camp on Tuesday, nevertheless it might have been extra, with the German champions taking 17 pictures with seven on the right track in contrast to Barcelona’s 5 and 0, respectively.
And the membership has now confirmed teenage star Pedri, 18, is unavailable for choice after receiving a knock within the defeat, which noticed Thomas Muller’s opener and Robert Lewandowski‘s double wrap up a cushty win for Julian Nagelsmann‘s aspect.
Pedri has picked up a rare injury, including to Barcelona’s woes after a Champions League defeat
The midfield wonderkid, 18, performed the complete match as Bayern Munich beat Barca 3-0 on Tuesday
A statement on Barcelona’s web site learn: ‘Pedri has a quadriceps muscle injury in his left thigh. The participant is unavailable for choice and his restoration will dictate his return.’
Pedri, who performed the complete match towards Bayern, has grow to be a mainstay in Barcelona’s midfield regardless of his tender age, and his absence will probably be a giant blow for Koeman.
He made 52 appearances in all competitions for the Catalan aspect final marketing campaign, representing Spain at Euro 2020 and taking part in for his nation on the Tokyo Olympics, representing a complete of 73 matches throughout your entire season.
The injury provides to boss Ronald Koeman’s injury issues, with a number of different gamers crocked
Sergino Dest, Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele, Martin Braithwaite and Sergio Aguero have been all lacking for the European conflict, and defender Jordi Alba could possibly be added to the absent checklist in addition to Pedri.
The left-back was taken off within the 74th minute, with the membership including: ‘Tests carried out on Wednesday morning on Jordi Alba present he has a hamstring injury in his proper thigh. The participant is unavailable for choice and his restoration will dictate his return.’
The duo might miss a number of matches, with Barcelona embarking on 4 video games in 9 days ranging from Monday, with LaLiga clashes with Granada, Cadiz and Levante earlier than a Champions League match towards Benfica.
Jordi Alba (pictured) was substituted off towards Bayern after choosing up a hamstring injury
And Dutch boss Koeman complained about his lack of choices after the match.
He mentioned: ‘There have been solely three strikers accessible. Tactically there have been moments wherein we have been in management. Bayern’s sport is within the center third and you’ve got to fill [the gaps] there. It is what it’s in the meanwhile.
‘I can’t complain concerning the perspective, however there’s a distinction in high quality. They are a crew that as a gaggle have been collectively for a very long time and now have a bench that has improved.’