Xavi confirms TWO Barcelona stars will miss crucial UCL clash against Bayern Munich

Xavi Hernandez has confirmed that both Andreas Christensen and Sergi Roberto will miss Barcelona’s upcoming Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich on 26 October.

The Blaugrana will be desperate for a victory to keep their slim European hopes alive although their recent record against the Bavarians is poor. The Catalans have lost their last four clashes against Bayern.

Ahead of the game, Xavi was asked about Christensen’s fitness, with the defender making just six Barcelona appearances since his summer move from Chelsea.

The Dane recently suffered a sprained ankle but Xavi appeared positive about getting him back in the squad soon. The 42-year-old boss told his pre-match press conference (as quoted by Barca Universal):

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“He’s not fit yet, we’ll try to get him ready for next week. He’s fine and doing a great job. We will try to have him fit by the weekend.”

Meanwhile, Xavi appeared less confident about seeing Sergi Roberto return to action soon after he was substituted during their win over Athletic Bilbao. The Barcelona manager stated on the right-back’s status:

“Roberto’s injury is sensitive, he was in a good moment, and I am very confident in his abilities. In principle, [Hector] Bellerin is ready for this position at right-back, but also have other options.”


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