LIGA - Pedri and Alba add to Barcelona's injury

15.09.2021 18:45 of A.S. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
LIGA - Pedri and Alba add to Barcelona's injury
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Ronald Koeman will likely have to make do without a key duo when the Blaugrana return to La Liga action next week

Pedri and Jordi Alba have added to Barcelona's injury crisis after their Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.

Barca suffered a 3-0 defeat to Bayern at Camp Nou in their Group E opener, with Thomas Muller scoring first before Robert Lewandowski bagged a second-half brace to hand Julian Nagelsmann's side all three points.

Ansu Fati, Sergino Dest, Sergio Aguero, Martin Braithwaite and Ousmane Dembele were all unavailable for the heavyweight European fixture due to respective injuries, and Ronald Koeman could now be without two more star players when his side resume their La Liga campaign next week.

Barca have released a statement confirming that Pedri picked up a thigh complaint after playing the full 90 minutes against Bayern.

"The first-team player Pedri has a quadriceps muscle injury in his left thigh," the press release reads. "The player is unavailable for selection and his recovery will dictate his return."

Alba, meanwhile, sustained a knock during the game which saw him substituted for Balde Martinez in the 74th minute, with Barca's statement adding on the full-back: "Tests carried out on Wednesday morning on the first-team player Jordi Alba show that he has a hamstring injury in his right thigh.

"The player is unavailable for selection and his recovery will dictate his return."