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Barcelona lose Dembele to injury again

By AFP
04 November 2021   |   3:42 pm
France winger Ousmane Dembele has been struck by injury again in his first match for Barcelona since returning from a five-month absence.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 27, 2019 Barcelona’s French forward Ousmane Dembele sits on the ground after an injury during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, on November 27, 2019. – French international forward Ousmane Dembele has suffered a badly torn hamstring, his club Barcelona announced on February 4, 2020. The 22-year-old has struggled with hamstring problems. He had only just returned to training from an injury to the right thigh he suffered in November before suffering a fresh problem in training. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)

France winger Ousmane Dembele has been struck by injury again in his first match for Barcelona since returning from a five-month absence.

Dembele suffered a thigh injury in Barca’s 1-0 win away at Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old has been plagued by injuries since he joined the club in 2017 in a deal worth 105 million euros ($121 million) plus a reported 40 million euros of add-ons.

Barcelona, currently without a coach following the sacking of Ronald Koeman, said Dembele would miss Saturday’s visit to Celta Vigo but gave no further information on the expected length of his layoff.