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Joao Cancelo limps out of Barcelona’s clash with Las Palmas

Bad news for Xavi

Las Palmas v FC Barcelona - LaLiga EA Sports Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Barcelona suffered a blow on Thursday when Joao Cancelo picked up an injury against Las Palmas and was forced off.

The Portugal international only lasted 10 minutes of the game when he had to go off and was replaced by Andreas Christensen.

Cancelo had tried to continue but wasn’t able to and now looks set for some time on the sidelines.

The defender picked up the injury in a collision with Maximo Perrone. Cancelo appeared to injure his knee and did reappear with some strapping.

However, he went down again minutes later and ended up being helped off the pitch by Raphinha.

To make matters worse, Las Palmas then went on to open the scoring almost instantly. Former Barcelona forward Munir broke the deadlock to make it 1-0 to the hosts.

We’ll have to wait and see how long Cancelo will be out for, but it’s another defensive problem that Xavi could do without right now.

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