Barcelona supervisor Ernesto Valverde admits that the lack of Ousmane Dembele following a hamstring drawback in the beginning of the 2-Zero defeat at Celta Vigo can be a "blow" to his end-of-season ambitions .
The title of LaLiga is already assured, Valverde has chosen to relaxation a number of key males of the Estadio de Balaidos earlier than the return match within the semifinals of the Champions League towards Liverpool.
Nevertheless, French striker Dembele lasted lower than 10 minutes earlier than being compelled to cease for a hamstring harm.
❗ [BREAKING NEWS] O.Dembélé is injured on the hamstring in the precise leg. He’ll bear checks tomorrow to find out the precise extent of the harm. pic.twitter.com/q3Ze4JijJE
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) Could four, 2019
Though the defeat, a primary within the league since November, isn’t in itself a serious drawback for the marketing campaign, the lack of one other offensive possibility might be.
Barcelona confirmed in a press release posted on the membership's web site that Dembele had "suffered a muscular harm to the precise hamstring tendon" and that he was about to bear additional checks on Sunday to determine the size of the issue.
"He is a vital participant for us and it's a blow for the massive video games we now have to come back," Valverde instructed reporters, quoted by Spanish media outlet Marca.
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The highlights of @RCCelta ended the 23 video games with out defeat of Barça! 💫
Cel # CeltaBarça pic.twitter.com/2FyyowVNmd
– LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) Could four, 2019
"I didn’t substitute it with Philippe Coutinho, I didn’t need to run any dangers anymore."
Defender Jean-Clair Todibo was additionally injured within the second interval, however Valverde hoped the issue was not critical.
Maxi Gomez lastly managed to interrupt the stalemate within the 67th minute, earlier than Iago Aspas took the lead with a late penalty, awarded to handball on account of a advice. a video assistant referee.
Simplemente CELTA pic.twitter.com/aX89ZnPjQQ
– RC Celta (@RCCelta) Could four, 2019
Celta Vigo are fourteen factors away from the relegation zone, 5 factors behind the relegation zone, whereas Barca have misplaced their first league sport since November.
"We dominated the sport at occasions. Their first objective got here and it gave them the chance to proceed and win the match. We had no reply, "Valverde mentioned.
"We performed with a number of new faces and within the second half, we have been unable to generate what we wanted to attain."