Sports Barcelona deliver update on Pedri injury after midfielder left Sevilla win on crutches
Dembele arrived at Barcelona ‘very frail’ despite €105m price tag but feels he has turned a corner
The World Cup-winning forward has enjoyed a return to form and fitness in 2020-21, with struggles at Camp Nou being shaken offThe Liga giants invested heavily in the French forward’s potential after the record-breaking sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017.
Barcelona have delivered an update on Pedri's injury blow after he was filmed arriving at the club’s hotel on crutches.
The teenage midfielder has been in excellent form in recent weeks, but went off with an injury to his left leg.
He arrived at the club’s hotel later in the day on crutches, and did not put any weight on his left leg as he left the bus and entered the lobby.
???? Així han arribat Pedri i Araujo a l'hotel!!
????????— Esport3 (@esport3)
What was said?
Barca have now revealed the full extent of Pedri's injury, with a statement on their official website reading: "The medical evaluation and tests carried out this morning have shown that the first team player Pedri has a pulled muscle in his left leg. His recovery will be monitored."
Mbappé's hat trick gives PSG 4-1 win over Barcelona in CL
BARCELONA, Spain — Kylian Mbappé outplayed Lionel Messi as Paris Saint-Germain put Barcelona up against the ropes in the Champions League again. And with Mbappé in that kind of form, it's hard to see Barcelona staging another epic comeback this time. After Messi put Barcelona ahead from the penalty spot, Mbappé netted a hat trick at the Camp Nou Stadium on Tuesday to give PSG a 4-1 win in the first leg of their round-of-16 matchup. It was the team's first meeting since Barcelona erased a 4-0 deficit by winning the second leg 6-1 at the same stage of the competition four years ago.
BREAKING NEWS ❗
Test confirm that— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) is out after pulling the soleus muscle in his left leg
Barcelona’s upcoming fixtures
Barcelona face Sevilla again on Wednesday in the second leg of their Copa Del Rey semi-final. Ronald Koeman’s side trail 2-0 from the first leg.
They have hauled themselves back into the Liga title race and now trail leaders Atletico Madrid by only two points, albeit having played two games more.
La Liga would appear to be Barca’s best chance of securing silverware this season as they trail Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 after the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.
The second leg in the French capital is on March 10, meaning Pedri would have a little over a week to shake off the problem if he is to face Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Barcelona faces Sevilla in league-cup doubleheader
BARCELONA, Spain — First in the Spanish league and then in the Copa del Rey, Barcelona and Sevilla will meet twice in five days with each team’s hopes in both competitions on the line. Barcelona will visit Sevilla on Saturday with the team in third place, five points adrift of leader Atlético Madrid. Sevilla is a further two points behind in fourth, but with an extra game to play. A win by Barcelona would lift it ahead of second-place Real Madrid before the defending champions play Real Sociedad on Monday. A victory by Sevilla would give the team hope of more than just a top-four finish and a Champions League berth.
As well as the Copa Del Rey and Champions League games, Barca face Osasuna, Huesca and Real Sociedad in La Liga in March.
PSG wary of sitting on 4-1 lead, will attack Barcelona .
PARIS — Having thrown away winning positions in the recent past, Paris Saint-Germain will not sit on another comfortable lead when it hosts Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday. Although PSG won the first leg 4-1 at Camp Nou, an early goal is the priority for the second leg of their round of 16 match. “It’s clear, we want to win and we must attack,” PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas said Tuesday at a news conference. PSG would risk losing initiative if it's too conservative. “We obviously want to qualify but we want to do so with a win," PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino said. “We know how we must start, the key will be concentration.