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Raul Navas apologises to Ousmane Dembele for tackle which injured Barcelona star

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Ousmane Dembele picked up a sprained ankle against Real Sociedad on Sunday, but it could have been worse as the Frenchman was the victim of a really poor challenge from Raul Navas.

Navas managed to escape with just a booking, while Dembele tried to continue but eventually came off. Fortunately the injury does not seem too serious.

There were reports after the match that an angry Dembele had confronted Navas, and the Sociedad man has taken to Instagram to apologise to the Barca star.

He wrote: “With respect to what happened yesterday: It was a quick play in which I went forcefully for the ball and unfortunately I took Dembele down.

”It ended up being a very ugly tackle, inappropriate from me. At no moment did I want to cause any damage and I apologised twice on the pitch.

“I want to send a hug to Dembele, I hope he recovers quickly and I’m looking forward to seeing him on the plane to the World Cup for his country.”

Barcelona have said they’ll monitor Dembele, but it doesn’t appear at this stage that his World Cup hopes have been hit by the injury.