squad | 2016-08-12
Ter Stegen is out for the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup
The German goalie hurts his left knee and will not be available against Sevilla on Sunday
Marc-André ter Stegen picks up another unfortunate injury in the beginning of a season. The German goalkeeper has sprained a ligament in his left knee during training this Thursday, and will miss the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla FC due to be played on Sunday. It's still uncertain how much time he will be out of competition.
The goalkeeper debate was again at its peak after the Gamper Trophy with the clashes against the Andalusians looming on the horizon. And like on his first year at Barça, when he injured his back just when the campaign was about to begin, ter Stegen has suffered an ill-timed setback which seems to secure the spot for the Chilean Claudio Bravo, for the time being. We will never now what would had been Luis Enrique's decision had ter Stegen not injured himself on that occasion.
The former Borussia Mönchengladbach player has expressed his optimism on his Instagram account:
Jordi Alba could miss the Spanish Super Cup
According to Catalunya Radio, Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba could miss the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup due to having issues with his adductor. The Catalan footballer did not play on the Gamper Trophy because he was going through some stomach pains and now has picked up this muscular discomfort that will likely rule him out of the clash against Sevilla.
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WRITTEN BY: Jaime Ibarra
Jaime is a chemical engineer from Venezuela who is passionate about football and Barça. He loves the club’s history and he has been an unconditional fan since Ronaldo “The Phenomenon” amazed the world with the Blaugrana colors.