Lenglet’s injury worries Barça in the countdown to the Champions


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Lenglet's injury worries Barça in the countdown to the Champions

The French central defender had to leave the field of play at Alavés’ home due to an adductor disease.

Clément Lenglet turned on the alarms in the infirmary of Barcelona. The French central defender, fixed in the schemes of Quique Setién after the injury of Samuel Umtiti, whom the Cantabrian had given confidence before confinement, had to withdraw at the start of the second half in the visit of the Barcelona team to Alaves.

It was not even two minutes after the second half had started, that the Frenchman felt discomfort in the adductor area and retired from the field of play before the change was even made. Finally he was replaced minutes later by Nélson Semedo while Lenglet settled in the stands and showed signs of doubt when asked by the doctors about his discomfort.

Setién: “He has felt discomfort but I think it is not serious”

The Barça coach admitted, already at the press conference after the match, that “Lenglet has felt discomfort” and clarified that “they were all warned that it was not the time to take risks. He has decided to leave the field and has done well because it’s what I should do. ”

In this regard, the Barcelona coach resolved that “I trust that it is nothing because you have to do tests, but I do not think it is very serious.”

At the moment, doubt for the Champions League

With only 18 days left to retake the Champions League, with the rematch of the round of 16 against Napoli, the state of Lenglet is especially concerned knowing that Umtiti is still injured and has not even had time to do a full workout since last month. of March. The Frenchman will undergo on his return to Barcelona the medical tests that must determine the extent of the injury.

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