Crazy Ball – Barcelona are worried about losing Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto for a long time, after both were injured at Atletico Madrid's home on Sunday (22/11).
Barca also published the medical statements of the two players, after the match which was won by Atletico, 1-0.
In Pique's case, Barca said the 33-year-old veteran defender had sprained his right knee. So far, the former Spain national team player still has to do a series of tests to determine the severity of his injury.
Meanwhile, Sergi Roberto, as stated Sport, the player suffered a muscle injury in his right hamstring.
In his official statement, Barcelona admitted that the first impression on Pique's injury was very negative. However, it will depend on the results of the test which will be carried out on Sunday local time. In some cases, similar injuries are caused only by sprains and the sufferer can be absent for two months.
But if Pique is experiencing the worst, then he will have to undergo surgery and could be out for four to six months. Almost for the rest of the season.
As for Roberto, he may be out for a month. The injuries suffered by the two players also added to the length of the list of injuries in Ronald Koeman's squad, after previous injuries were also experienced by Ronald Araujo, Sergio Busquets, Ansu Fati and Samuel Umtiti.
Previously it was reported that Barcelona finally experienced the first defeat from Diego Simoene's squad this morning, having previously never lost in 24 meetings with Atletico Madrid, under the tutelage of the Argentine coach.
In this narrow 1-0 defeat, goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was to blame. His heroic mistake made Atletico manage to score the single goal which led them to win in this meeting. Yannick Carrasco scored the goal in the second minute of first half injury time.
Starting from Ousmane Dembele who lost the ball on the left side of the Rojiblancos defense, the ball was then sent to Angel Correa. Seeing the visitors' defense was too advanced, he then sent a long ball into the Blaugrana defense.
The ball was immediately chased by Carrasco, and it turned out that Ter Stegen, had already advanced too far from the net, even though Clement Lenglet was trying to secure Carrasco. Unfortunately, the German goalkeeper failed to block the ball, allowing the Belgian striker to slide the ball under his feet and tuck the ball into an empty net.
Even that goal proved to be the only difference, which made Barcelona have now recorded two defeats from the two Spanish capital teams this season. Previously, Koeman's squad lost 1-3 to Real Madrid.
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