#2 Injury crisis deepens for Barcelona
Barcelona’s early season casualties saw another player joining them on the treatment table. And this time, it was the captain himself, Andres Iniesta, who limped off with a hamstring problem. The 31-year-old playmaker left the field after the hour mark to aggravate the existing tensions in the Barcelona camp.
The injury couldn’t have come at a worse time as manager Luis Enrique is already doing without long-term absentee Rafinha and also lost his most influential player for as long as two months. Losing another crucial player has left him in a tight spot, opening a Pandora’s box.
With FIFA rejecting their appeal to play Arda Turan, the holders don’t have many options left. Pedro is long gone while Barcelona even loaned out the likes of Cristian Tello and Alen Halillovic. Now the only thing that Lucho can do is hope that the injury isn’t serious and the skipper is able to return to the fold at the earliest.Published 30 Sep 2015, 08:27 IST