Barcelona’s Defense in Jeopardy as Key Center-Back Sidelined with Injury Ahead of Real Madrid Showdown
Barcelona’s preparations for their Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid tonight have suffered a setback as defender Andreas Christensen is unlikely to start the game.
The latest report from RAC1 suggests that the Danish international has not recovered sufficiently from the ankle injury he picked up during training on Wednesday, which forced him to leave the session after just 15 minutes.
Earlier reports had suggested that the 26-year-old was determined to play in the crucial encounter and was in line to start. However, the latest update implies that his absence from the starting lineup is almost certain.
While Christensen’s participation in the game has not been entirely ruled out, his potential absence from the starting XI would come as a blow to the Catalan giants.
The defender has been one of their most reliable performers this season, and his absence could disrupt their plans against their fierce rivals.
Barcelona will be looking to secure a positive result in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final to boost their chances of reaching the final.
With Christensen’s fitness in doubt, Ronald Koeman will have to rely on his other defenders to deliver a solid defensive display against a potent Real Madrid attack.
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