Sergi Roberto injury adds to Barca problems

Sergi Roberto injury adds to Barca problems

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The midfielder went off early on after pulling up and touching his thigh

Bad news for Barça on their visit to Getafe. Xavi Hernandez has seen his side suffer a new injury - this time to Sergi Roberto. The home-grown player had to go off injured in the 18th minute of the match against Getafe after feeling a pinch in the back of his thigh after a race with Juan Iglesias.

Eric Garcia, who was waiting his turn on the bench, came on in his place to take up the right-back position. It is not the first time Xavi has tried him in this position, as he did so last season away to Villarreal. Later Kounde swapped with him.

Sergi Roberto's absence adds to the absence of important players in the squad such as Pedri, Christensen, Frenkie de Jong and Dembélé. We will have to wait to know the extent of his injury, but he could miss the rest of the season.

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