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Barcelona confirm Jordi Alba out with hamstring injury

The left-back was forced off against Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund v FC Barcelona: Group F - UEFA Champions League Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

Barcelona confirmed on Wednesday that left-back Jordi Alba has been ruled out of action with a hamstring injury picked up against Borussia Dortmund.

The Spain international limped off in the first half of Tuesday’s goalless draw at the Westfalenstadion and is now set for a spell on the sidelines.

“Tests carried out have shown that the first team player Jordi Alba has a hamstring injury in his left leg. The player is now unavailable for action and his recovery will dictate his return.”

Source | FC Barcelona

The club have refused to say how long Alba will be out for, but reports in Spain have suggested it is not a serious problem and he may only miss a couple of weeks.

Ernesto Valverde opted to bring on Sergi Roberto for Alba against Dortmund and switch Nelson Semedo to left-back, although he could now look to hand summer signing Junior Firpo a chance to impress in the coming games.

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