Barcelona confirmed on Sunday that Junior Firpo is out of Sunday’s game at Villarreal because of a hip injury.
The left-back was named in the initial travelling squad for the match but won’t feature at all at the Estadio de la Cerámica because of the problem.
⚠ @JuniorFirpo03 has discomfort in his right hip and is out of today's match#VillarrealBarça pic.twitter.com/yXSTsgkJWP— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 5, 2020
Of course it’s unlikely Quique Setien would have named Junior in his starting XI, but his absence does leave Barca a little short of back-up options in defence.
Samuel Umtiti is also missing with another knee problem, but Barca B youngsters Dani Morer, Ronald Araujo and Jorge Cuenca are also in the squad.