Jordi Alba, injured in the Signal Iduna Park against Borussia Dortmund


Jordi Alba, injured, left the Dortmund-Barça before the half-time

Published:17/09/2019 - 21:57h

Updated:17/09/2019 - 22:17h

Jordi Alba not finished the first part of the match against Borussia Dortmund, due to an injury in the thigh that caused his replacement to give entrance to Sergi Roberto

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The FC Barcelona gave the face during the first 45 minutes against the Borussia Dortmund in the Signal Iduna Park, but there was one of the eleven players culés that could not finish the first act. Jordi Alba, with pain in the left thigh, asked the change after testing on the lawn, and Ernesto Valverde gave gone in to Sergi Roberto to restructure the Barcelona defence.

The one of Reus installed in the right side and Nélson Semedo happened to the left side, since Junior Firpo -the another lateral left-handed natural of the Barça- had remained in the terracing of the Signal Iduna Park to the have not gone in in the final announcement. The case is that the injury of Jordi Alba is a setback more for Ernesto Valverde, that already has in the infirmary to Umtiti and Dembélé.

With the step of the hours, the FC Barcelona will make the corresponding medical proofs to the of L'Hospitalet to know the exact scope of the injury, although all seems to indicate that it treats of a small break of fibres. It opens the veda, was cual was the time of recovery of Jordi Alba, so that Junior Firpo was headline next Saturday against the Granada in the fifth day of LaLiga Santander 2019-20.

For the moment, the only clear is that the presence of Junior in the terracing, just when it produced the injury of Alba, has not seated at all well to part of the fans of the FC Barcelona, without understanding why the 'Txingurri' Valverde decided descartar to the Hispanic-dominican instead of to some midfield player or forward.

Semedo, less incisive in the left side

It was as it was, the fact is that Semedo had to act of left side improvised. The Portuguese side there was state very active during the first-half, so much in defence as with his rises -few, this yes- to the attack. To the FC Barcelona was missing him something of depth during the first time, and even so it had of some clear occasion to mark: a shot of Griezmann that left diverted and a finish of Hammered that it did not find to anybody in the second stick.

During the start of the second act, with Jordi Alba witnessing the party from the bench after having been attended by the medical services, the Barça tried to take out of on the constant arreones offensive of the Borussia Dortmund. Reus, Sancho and Alcácer threw to the team to the backs and the FC Barcelona suffered backwards. It will have to accustom and improve his defensive provision if it wants to win this Champions League.

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