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Andrés Iniesta leaving the field against Atlético

Andrés Iniesta leaving the field against Atlético | MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

The Barça midfielder was substituted by André Gomes after 34 minutes

The Barça midfielder was substituted by André Gomes after 34 minutes | MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Andrés Iniesta has suffered a hamstring injury in his right leg that forced him off in the first half of Barça’s 1-0 win over Atlético at Camp Nou. The Barça midfielder first felt the problem after 20 minutes and despite continuing out on the field, he was finally replaced by André Gomes on 34 minutes.

Medical tests carried out at the end of the game have confirmed the injury and his recovery will determine when he returns to action.

Asked about the possible absence of Iniesta in the coming weeks after the game, coach Ernesto Valverde replied: “Without Iniesta we lose a unique player, irreplaceable. It’s difficult to find a substitute for his because there is no-one like him in the world. Let’s hope the injury is nothing serious.”

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