Barcelona confirmed on Wednesday that goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is still struggling with a knee injury and will miss the Copa del Rey final on Saturday.
The Germany international missed Sunday’s draw with Eibar because of the problem and will not play for the club again this season.
[INJURY NEWS] FC Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen still has discomfort in his right knee and will continue receiving treatment during the coming weeks and, thus, has been ruled out for the Saturday's Copa del Rey final. pic.twitter.com/HpqipPSSN4— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 22, 2019
His injury situation also means he has been left out of Germany’s latest squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia.
ℹ️@mterstegen1 is missing due to a knee problem, while @ToniKroos is also absent after picking up a muscle injury. Captain @Manuel_Neuer has been called up provisionally - the next few days will decide if he's fit enough after his calf injury. #DieMannschaft | #BLRGER | #GEREST pic.twitter.com/TiSRpJSSuv— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) May 22, 2019
The news will not be a massive setback to Barcelona as Jasper Cillessen was always the favourite to start Saturday’s final against Valencia.
Ter Stegen’s injury also means that Barcelona B goalkeeper Inaki Pena is likely to be on the bench again for the Spanish champions at the weekend.