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Barcelona: More problems for Koeman as Dembélé picks up injury

Barcelona issued a medical report on Sunday to inform that tests conducted on the French winger showed he has an elongated right hamstring.

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Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Cádiz will be a difficult one for Barcelona to digest for several reasons. Apart from the result, which distances the team from the top places in the table (12 points behind Atlético Madrid), there was the poor images the side gave, the catalogue of errors which led to Cádiz's second goal and a fresh injury to Ousmane Dembélé.

The French forward left the Ramón de Carranza with an elongated right hamstring. While it cannot be described as a serious injury, it is yet another muscular problem in the same zone where he has had a high number of injuries ad relapses. The estimated recovery time for such an injury is around two weeks.

Dembélé could miss four games

The club has confirmed that Dembélé will miss Tuesday's game against Juventus and it looks likely that he will also sit out the league matches against Levante, Real Sociedad and Valencia. It's another setback for Koeman, as the player had appeared to be back showing his best form and apparently put his bad luck with injuries behind him.