Barcelona forward will miss El Clasico after being ruled out for roughly three weeks with a muscular injury in his left leg. A muscular injury sustained against Deportivo La Coruna is expected to rule him out for around three weeks.
Paco Alcacer, the 24-year-old Spaniard, suffered an injury blow and was forced off in the 23rd minute of Barcelona’s 4-0 win against Deportivo La Coruna at Camp Nou due to a muscular injury in his left leg.
Alcacer will miss the next three weeks, meaning he will be unavailable for El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu on December 23, adding to injury concerns for Ernesto Valverde.
An official club statement read: “Paco Alcacer will be out for some three weeks after picking up a muscular injury in his left leg in the first half of the game at Camp Nou in the league against Deportivo La Coruna. If all goes well then the player could be back for the game against Levante on January 7.
“In the short term, Alcacer will miss the Clasico on December 23 in the Santiago Bernabeu and possibly the first leg of the Copa del Rey last-16 tie against Celta Vigo on January 4.”
Ousmane Dembele, Gerard Delofeu and Rafinha are the other players who could miss the El Clasico.
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