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.