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Umtiti Side-Lined for EIGHT Weeks

Umtiti Side-Lined for EIGHT Weeks

As well as dropping two home points in the 2-2 draw with Celta Viga, at the Camp Nou, Barcelona suffered another blow.

The hugely influential centre-back, Samuel Umtiti, picked up a hamstring injury and had to leave the field of play in the 70th minute.

The club has confirmed that Umtiti, in trying to keep up the chase with the Celta Viga forward, Iago Aspas, tore hamstring and the injury is expected to see the centre-back side-lined for up to eight weeks.

Talking about losing his influential centre-back, the Barcelona boss, Ernesto Valverde, had this to say,

'Losing Samuel right now is a big loss, he was in excellent form.

'The injury cost us the goal, it was an accumulation of catastrophes, conceding the equaliser and the injury.'

Here`s hoping Umtiti makes a full and speedy recovery.

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Writer:St. George
Date:Sunday December 3 2017
Time: 1:35PM

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