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Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele doubt for Liverpool game


Ousmane Dembele is a doubt for Barcelona’s Champions League semi-final second-leg clash with Liverpool after sustaining a hamstring injury at Celta Vigo.

The French winger lasted less than 10 minutes in the 2-0 La Liga defeatbefore being forced off in Barcelona’s first league defeat since November.

Barca, who take a 3-0 lead into Tuesday’s Anfield encounter, rested several key players at the Estadio de Balaidos with the league title already secure.

A club statement confirmed Dembele had “suffered a muscular injury in his right hamstring” and was set for further tests on Sunday.

And Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde said the news was a ‘major blow’ ahead of the Liverpool game.

“He is an important player for us and it is a major blow with the big games we have coming up,” Valverde said.


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