Bad news for FC Barcelona and Xavi Hernández. Robert Lewandowski finished the game against Almeria with muscular problems and will miss the first leg of the Copa del Rey Clásico semifinal due to injury. Barça revealed that the striker has “an overload in the biceps femoris of the left hamstring” and, according to the information from ‘Relevo’, he will be out for about two weeks, so he will be able to play the league match against Real Madrid, scheduled for 19 March (21.00).
In addition to this Thursday’s Clásico (21.00), ‘Lewy’ will also miss Valencia’s visit to Spotify Camp Nou next Sunday (16.15) and is a serious doubt for the trip to Athletic Bilbao (Sunday 12 March at 21.00). In any case, he will undergo medical tests on Monday to determine the extent of the injury, which comes at the worst possible time for Barça.
El jugador del primer equipo Robert Lewandowski tiene una sobrecarga en el bíceps femoral del muslo izquierdo. Es baja y su evolución marcará su disponibilidad pic.twitter.com/5MdnF30B04
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) February 27, 2023
It is worth remembering that, currently, FC Barcelona’s infirmary is occupied by Pedri and Ousmane Dembélé, two other ‘vital’ players for the backbone of Xavi Hernández’s side. Ansu Fati missed the game against Almeria, although his physical problems should not last beyond this week.