Dembele will be back for the Euros... and this season's Champions League?

The Frenchman could be the big winner of the coronavirus-imposed delay to football

El Barcelona pierde a Dembélé para medio año | PERFORM

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele could be one of the few people to benefit from the coronavirus-imposed break that football is on.

Domestic and international competitions have been suspended until further notice and UEFA have decided to move the European Championships from 2020 to 2021. 

It's set to have a huge financial effect on clubs and associations but some players will benefit -- namely the ones that are currently out with long-term injuries. 

That's the case, for example, with real Madrid's Eden Hazard, Lyon's Memphis Depay and Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele, who was set to miss the summer's Euros. 

The Frenchman was injured in training at the start of February and ruled out for six months, forcing Barça to sign Martin Braithwaite as an 'emergency' measure. 

Dembélé podría estar a punto para una hipotética final de la Champions | EFE

Dembele had said goodbye to the season but the delay could see him feature again. The Champions League is being pushed back and may not be concluded now until the summer, when the ex-Rennes man could return. 

However, his injury is so severe that he still may not make it. And he won't be able to play in La Liga even if he does recover. To sign Braithwaite, Barça had to de-register Dembele.

Luis Suarez will make it, though. The Uruguayan's comeback stepped up before coronavirus hit football and he will be fit again when the game resumes. 


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