The Greek defender, who was the executioner of the Blaugranas two years ago wearing the Roma shirt, suffered a broken rib and will be absent in the match.
Despite the fact that an injury is not liked by any rival, in Barcelona will have one less ghost when facing Napoli for the return of the round of 16 of the Champions League at the Camp Nou, since Konstantinos Manolas will not play the match.
Why is it the ghost or executioner? Two years ago, when the Blaugranas had the quarter-final key in the European competition against Rome, the central defender was one of those who scored for the surprise elimination of the Spanish. However, this time he is injured.
In the last Serie A match against Sassuolo, the Greek footballer suffered a shock that caused him to fracture the fourth and fifth ribs on the left side, as confirmed by the Italian club in a statement about it after the player submitted to medical tests.
From Napoli they did not rush to give a recovery period and affirmed that his condition will be evaluated daily until the trip to Barcelona, at which time the final decision will be made. However, sources close to the Neapolitan complex almost assume that it will be absent.
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