The ‘FIFA Virus‘ has decimated Barcelona amid the international break, with almost nine players in serious doubt for the La Liga clash with Sevilla this weekend.
With the La Liga run-in and a Champions League quarter-final tie with Seria A giant AS Roma forthcoming, things have gotten ugly for the Blaugrana.
Lionel Messi’s nonattendance is by far the most worrying with the Argentine forward having missed both of the Albicelesete’s friendlies.
Messi’s hamstring issue is only a hint of a greater challenge. Goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen missed Germany’s loss to Brazil with a knee injury and until the point that that has been taken a look at in more detail there is no chance to get to know the seriousness of the injury.
Sergio Busquets, another integral player of the Blaugrana’s team, missed both of Spain’s friendlies due to a fractured foot in suffered Champions League second leg tie against Chelsea.
The midfield marshall is one of Barca’s most exceedingly terrible hit areas, with Andres Iniesta likewise being treated with kid gloves following his very own hamstring issue.
Over that, few other players came back from international obligation with niggles, though on a little scale. That was the situation with Gerard Pique, who felt a twinge in his knee and Jordi Alba, who was replaced in the 79th minute against Argentina due to a muscle issue.
While Lucas Digne also missed France’s win Russia subsequent pf picking up a muscle problem against Colombia.
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