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Official: Barcelona confirm hamstring injury to Lewandowski ahead of El Clasico



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FC Barcelona have officially confirmed that Robert Lewandowski suffered an injury in the team’s recent game against Almeria on Sunday night.

The Polish striker is said to be carrying a strain on his left hamstring and will thus be out of action for the time being. His recovery will determine his return to action.

But reports suggest that he could be out for two weeks.

Lewandowski joined Barcelona in the last summer transfer window and has had an unreal impact on the team since arriving. In just La Liga, he has managed 15 goals and has provided five assists so far.

He joins the likes of Ousmane Dembele and Pedri on the sidelines as Xavi Hernandez’s resources continue to dwindle. Heading into the Clasico midweek, the manager is arguably without three of his most decisive players on the field.

Barcelona do not have a backup striker or like-for-like replacement, and it remains to be seen as to whom Xavi appoints as the centre-forward against the Merengues. Ansu Fati, if given the medical green light, is best placed to do so.

Lewandowski has struggled for form since the return of club football in December. While he has scored the occasional goal, his involvement in the game and clinical finishing has been substantially poorer than before.

One hopes that the temporary layoff helps him return with a fresh mind and renewed form.

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