Barcelona confirm Alba suffered a hamstring injury against Sevilla
Barcelona confirm Jordi Alba suffered a hamstring injury against Sevilla with right back a doubt for the El Clasico with Real Madrid on October 25
- Barcelona right back Jordi Alba picked up a hamstring injury against Sevilla
- The defender is a doubt for the El Clasico with Real Madrid later this month
- New signing Serigno Dest replaced the full back during Sunday’s 1-1 draw.
Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba has picked up a hamstring injury, the club said on Monday, raising doubts about his availabilty for the Clasico meeting with Real Madrid later this month.
Barca did not say how long Alba, who was not called up by Spain for their upcoming triple header, will be missing, but local media reported it was likely to be at least three weeks.
‘Tests carried out this morning have confirmed that Jordi Alba has a muscular injury in his right hamstring. He is out and his recovery will determine his availability,’ the club said on social media.
Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba picked up a hamstring injury in the club’s 1-1 draw with Sevilla
Alba was forced off in the second half of Barca’s 1-1 draw at home to Sevilla on Sunday, with new signing Sergino Dest replacing him.
Barca went behind in the eighth minute after Luuk de Jong gave Sevilla the lead but Philippe Coutinho drew Ronald Koeman’s side level two minutes later.
The Catalans remain undefeated in LaLiga after a 4-0 victory against Villarreal on the opening day was followed up with a 3-0 win over last Thursday.
Real, who have played a game more, are currently top with ten points.
The two meet each other at the Nou Camp on October 25 but Alba may be forced to watch on from the sidelines.
The right back was replaced by Sergino Dest and is a doubt to face Real Madrid on October 25
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