FC Barcelona striker Ousmane Dembélé injured Rayo Vallecano on Saturday night.
If Lyon crosses his fingers so that Marcelo, his Brazilian defender, can take his place at Camp Nou on Wednesday after a left thigh alarm on Saturday in Strasbourg, FC Barcelona must also face the same situation for Ousmane Dembélé. The world champion, who played the entire second period of his club's match against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday (3-1), came out of the Camp Nou with "a small stretch in the biceps femoris of the left thigh", he says FC Barcelona on its website.
Exam Sunday for Marcelo
"The duration of his unavailability, as well as his presence in the 8th return of the Champions League against Lyon, will depend on the evolution of the injury", continues the Catalan club. Barça's medical staff has just over three days to return to the French striker, who scored a good start on Saturday at the Camp Nou. On the Lyon side, Bruno Genesio cited the Marcelo case at a press conference. "One point will be made tomorrow (Sunday), with additional exams, to determine the injury.Its absence is not yet certain," said coach Lyon. In the absence of the Brazilian, his compatriot Fernando Marçal should replace him in a zipper alongside Jason Denayer.