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The notable absences of Barça-United in the Europa League playoffs

Published:14/02/2023 - 12:34h

Updated:14/02/2023 - 12:34h

A total of nine key players will not be present for Barça-United in the first leg of the Europa League playoffs. For Barça, names like Sergio Busquets and Ousmane Dembélé stand out

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The FC Barcelona and the Manchester United will be confronting in the playoffs of the UEFA Europe League in search of his classification to the eighth of final. Of face to the crash of gone, that will have to the Spotify Camp Nou like stage of this duel that in previous years was more typical of a final of the League of Champions, are varied the names that will be absent, so much by injuries as by sanctions.

In the case of the Barcelona team only appear two drops, but with an important weight in the group directed by Xavi Hernández. One of them is the one of the captain Sergio Busquets, the one who presents a sprain in the external lateral ligament of the right ankle, what will prevent him jump to the field in front of the mancunianos in search of the pass to the round that will contest the 16 better teams of the tournament, waiting for evolution.

Another big absent by part of the picture culé is Ousmane Dembélé, the one who faces a hard drop of five weeks caused by an injury in the previous rectum of the left thigh of which was 'victim' in the split suspender belt in front of the Girona, by what his return could take place already near of the month of March. This has carried to Xavi Hernández to trust other forwards, as Ferran Torres, Raphinha or Ansu Fati, for suplirle in the field.

The drops of the United

The English will arrive to the City Condal with several sensitive absences, although they come to win his last party in the Premier League. Regarding the lesionados, the list presents a total of five names: Christian Eriksen, the one who will be of drop until April by a severe injury in the ankle; Donny go of Beek, drop by what subtracts of season after a split of the ligament crossed previous of the right knee; Anthony Martial, with pains in the hip and descartado for the party; Scott McTominay, the one who follows dragging ailments in the leg from January, to the equal that Antony, the one who neither will travel to Barcelona.

But the 'network devils' also present other absences owing to the sanctions received in previous parties after a suffered classification until these instances of the tournament, by behind the Real Sociedad in his group. One of them is Lisandro Martínez; the one who received his third yellow in front of the txuri-urdines, and Marcel Sabitzer, the one who arrived yielded in winter with a sanction that weighs on him from his go through the Bayern, received in the party in front of the Inter in Champions.

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