Lewandowski will miss the Copa del Rey classic due to injury | Sports

Robert Lewandowski will be out for an indefinite period due to a muscle injury in his left thigh detected after the Barça team’s defeat against Almería (1-0) in the duel played on Sunday at the Juegos Mediterráneos Stadium. The club issued a statement on Monday to communicate the news, which represents a serious setback for the championship leader, who will visit Santiago Berbabéu on Thursday to face Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey semifinals (9:00 p.m.). He will do so after losing the last two games, against Manchester United – his executioner in the Europa League (2-1) – and against the Andalusians (1-0).

“The first team player Robert Lewandowski has an overload in the biceps femoris of the left thigh. It is low and his evolution will mark his availability, ”the note reported.

Barcelona leads the classification of the domestic tournament, with an income of 7 points over Real Madrid. However, his scorer is not completely inspired in recent times. The Barca number 9 has signed a goal in the last four league games (against Cádiz) and scored the penalty taken at Old Trafford, but his contribution has dwindled compared to the first part of the season. So far, the Pole, coming from Bayern, has played 31 games and has registered 24 goals. With 15 goals, he is the top scorer in the League.

His absence joins that of Pedri from the Canary Islands and complicates the Barça coach, Xavi Hernández, who will have to look for a variable. The coach has several alternatives and names like Ansu Fati or Ferran Torres to replace his goal man. After the Cup duel against Madrid, Barcelona will face Valencia (Sunday, March 5) and then Athletic (Sunday, March 12).

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