Clement Lenglet injures hip in Barcelona's win over Alaves

Clement Lenglet injures hip in Barcelona's win over Alaves

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Araujo ended the game as Barça's only available centre-back

There was more bad news for Barcelona on Sunday despite the win over Alaves as Clement Lenglet was forced off with a hip problem in the second half. 

The centre-back was unable to finish the game and was replaced after 50 minutes by Nelson Semedo, who scored the fourth goal of a 5-0 win seven minutes later. 

Lenglet had tried to play on through the pain but, with Barça already 3-0 up, it was decided that no risks should be taken with the Champions League in mind. 

Barça host Napoli on Aug. 8 and hope that the France international will be fit to play against the Italians in the round-of-16 game. 

Lenglet's injury meant Arturo Vidal had to play the second half of the Alaves win at centre-back, alongside B team defender Ronald Araujo. 

Gerard Pique missed the game through suspension and Samuel Umtiti is currently sidelined with a knee problem. 

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