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Lewandowski will miss Barcelona’s clash vs Granada after injury against Porto – report



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Robert Lewandowski will not play for Barcelona in their upcoming La Liga clash against Granada due to a knock, reports journalist Xavi Campos.

The 35-year-old had to be taken off in the first half during Barça’s UEFA Champions League clash against FC Porto last night.

Lewandowski picked up a knock to his left leg after being at the receiving end of a harsh challenge by David Carmo.

And even though the veteran tried to shrug it off and carry on playing, it was not possible and he ended up making way for eventual match-winner Ferran Torres.

Lewandowski’s bruise is more inflamed

After the game, it emerged that Lewandowski had suffered a bruise on his left tibia.

Following his substitution, he limped off the pitch and was seen icing the injured region while on the bench. The condition had not improved much as he was still limping while on his way out of the stadium after the game.

When asked about his availability for the Granada clash, he said: “We will see.”

However, as per the update from Xavi Campos, the Poland striker’s injured area, i.e., the bruise on his left tibia has gotten more inflamed this morning.

Given the condition, as things stand, it is unlikely that he will play against Granada at Los Carmenes on Sunday night.

What are Xavi’s options?

Set to start vs Granada? (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

With Raphinha already ruled out and Lewandowski also likely to miss the game against Granada, Barcelona manager Xavi will be a tad light on options in the attacking unit.

As such, Ferran Torres becomes the frontrunner to start if the Poland superstar does not make it to the squad against Granada.

The 23-year-old scored last night and is currently only behind Lewandowski in the goalscoring charts for Barça this season.

Joao Felix could also be an option for Xavi although the Portuguese international looks much more comfortable on the left flank.

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