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Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo injured, set to miss Espanyol match

The Chilean goalkeeper will attempt to return in time for the Granada match. Marc-Andre ter Stegen will take his place.

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Tests have confirmed a muscle injury on Claudio Bravo's calf. The Chilean goalkeeper was substituted during the match against Real Betis, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen taking his place in goal. With Bravo's injury now official, Ter Stegen is set to be called up to action again in another title-deciding match, next Sunday at Camp Nou against Espanyol.

The German keeper has made 5 appearances in the league, plus 10 in the Champions League and 8 in the Copa del Rey. There's plenty of rumors abound that he wants more playing time with the Catalan giants, even considering a move away from the Blaugrana this summer if he isn't given the number one spot. This is certainly the time for Ter Stegen to make his case.

It remains to be seen if Bravo will be fit for the Granada game away from home, Barça's last fixture in La Liga. He didn't seem to limp or be in any pain coming out of the hospital where tests were performed, and if the next two weeks go well for Bravo in terms of treatment and recovery, we could still see the Chilean on a Barça uniform this season.

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