Barcelona will be without goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen for the first leg of the Supercopa against Sevilla on Sunday due to a knee injury.
The German goalkeeper has strained a knee ligament during a training session this morning, following Barcelona’s 3-2 win over Sampdoria last night.
The club have confirmed via a statement on their official website that Ter Stegen will miss the trip to Seville this weekend for the first leg of the annual Spanish Super Cup.
“Marc-Andre Ter Stegen sprained a ligament in his left knee during the Thursday morning training session following the 3-2 defeat of Sampdoria,” a statement read.
“This means that he will be unable to play in the Spanish Super Cup first leg in Seville this coming Sunday. The German goalkeeper’s availability beyond that will depend on how his injury progresses.”
Barcelona won La Liga for the second year in a row last season, beating Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid to Spain’s top crown. They also added another Copa del Rey to their trophy cabinet by beating Sevilla in the final, and they now face the Europa League champions once again in the two-legged Spanish football curtain raiser.
They also added another Copa del Rey to their trophy cabinet by beating Sevilla in the final, and they now face the Europa League champions once again in the two-legged Spanish football curtain raiser.
The Catalans were on fire in the annual Gamper Trophy game last night as they beat Italian side Sampdoria 3-2 with two goals from Lionel Messi and one from Luis Suarez, via a stunning overhead kick assist from the Argentine.
Their opposition, Sevilla – who won the Europa League for a third straight year in May – lost in the Uefa Super Cup to Real Madrid earlier this week so will be determined to pick up some silverware in via the Supercopa.