Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

With Messi out, Coutinho, Dembele must step up for Barcelona

Machín speaks to a member of his coaching staff at Friday's training Machín speaks to a member of his coaching staff at Friday's training session. Kiko
Sergio Cook | 24 October, 2018, 03:02

Ousmane Dembele replaced Messi in the 25th minute after the Argentine was examined by club doctors on the sidelines following a challenge by Sevilla's Franco Vazquez.

Before the start of the match, MESSI was awarded the liga player of the month award.

Barca will hope the injury to their star player is not serious, particularly with a handful of hard fixtures coming up.

Barcelona's next match is on Wednesday against Inter Milan in the Champions League, and then it hosts Real Madrid in the clasico next weekend.

Real Madrid will be looking to Marco Asensio, but for the home side, Dembele will be charged will going some way to fill the creative void left by Messi.

It will be another fixture in which Messi would have played a bit-part role, with the second Inter game just a few days away.

Messi could well miss both games against the Nerazzurri, whose chances of winning have been significantly boosted with the absence of the Barca skipper.

"I have a great relationship with him", said Jordi Alba, Barca's left-back, who played under Lopetegui for Spain.

"We know what he gives to us and what the opponents think when they see Leo on the field", Valverde said at a press conference.

Suarez was screaming for a penalty before half-time when he fell under a cynical off-the-ball challenge from Daniel Carrico, but the referee's attention had been on Nelson Samedo, who squandered the opportunity with a disgusting shot into the side-netting.

Pablo Sarabia and Luis Muriel twice reduced the deficit to two for Sevilla, either side of a sweeping volley from Ivan Rakitic.

Real Madrid failed to ease the pressure on coach Julen Lopetegui and instead set the record for the longest goal-drought in the club's history during a surprise 2-1 defeat by Levante on Saturday. It could be the outcome in the two ties between them that might well decide which one goes through to the continental competition's next round as group winners and which will end up as runners-up. We attacked a lot and looked unsafe.

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