De Jong, the disturbing images


By: Manu Tournoux

The two Barça midfielders Frenkie de Jong and Pedri were injured during the match against Bilbao on Sunday evening. The Dutch midfielder twisted his ankle after an aerial duel!

Nine days before the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League against Napoli, in Montjuic, FC Barcelona lost two of their best on Sunday: Frenkie de Jong and Pedri! The two midfielders both came off injured during the first half of the clash against Bilbao, at San Mamés. Big blows for Xavi!

De Jong’s injury is terrible to see – although it’s probably the less serious of the two. In an aerial duel, the Dutch midfielder landed badly and his right ankle then turned! Unsurprisingly, he was unable to resume the game and was replaced in the 26th minute of the game (by Fermin Lopez).

Pedri crying

Before half-time, it was Pedri who abandoned his teammates, victim of a muscle tear on an opening! The often injured Spanish star found himself in tears once he arrived on the sidelines, aware that he will probably miss the next two or three weeks of competition. Lamine Yamal was launched into the game (45th).

The Blaugranas have the opportunity to come back to six points behind the leader, Real Madrid, in the event of victory this Sunday evening in the Basque Country. De Jong and especially Pedri will probably not be available for the next La Liga match against Mallorca next Friday. Barça hopes to recover at least De Jong for the reception of the Neapolitans (1-1 in the first leg).

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