BARCELONA | SPANISH SUPERCUP
Ter Stegen set to miss Supercup first leg against Sevilla
Claudio Bravo will feature between the sticks on Sunday after the German goalkeeper suffered a light ligament sprain. He may also miss the league opener against Betis.
The battle for goalkeeper's position between Ter Stegen and Claudio Bravo has been temporarily put on the back burner after the German suffered an injury which rules him out of Sunday's Spanish Supercup first leg against Sevilla, and possibly the return leg and LaLiga opener against Betis.
Ter Stegen suffered a sprain to the lateral internal ligament in his left knee during this morning's session. The club issued a medical report early on Thursday afternoon confirms that the keeper will miss the first leg tie but doesn't give any further details, just adding that the player's availability will depend on how he progresses over the next few days.
With such a sprain, it seems unlikely that the keeper will have recovered and be back training at 100 per cent to be in contention for a place in the side for the return leg, at Camp Nou on Wednesday. Luis Enrique had pondered giving each keeper one leg each of the Supercup final as a way of appeasing both players. Neither Bravo nor Ter Stegen is happy with the current situation, with both wanting regular playing time. Until now, the Chilean has been guarding the net in Barça's league games, and Ter Stegen in the Copa del Rey and Champions League.