BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona says defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets has sprained ligaments in his right ankle. The club didn’t say how long Busquets is expected to be sidelined, but he will likely miss at least two weeks because of the injury sustained in the 4-0 win at Eibar in the Spanish league on Sunday. Busquets had to leave the field on a stretcher after a hard challenge by a defender less than 10 minutes into the match. Busquets has played in 27 of Barcelona’s 32 games this season. He will miss Thursday’s return match against Real Sociedad in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, but is likely to be back in time for the matchup against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League in
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target as Barcelona shrugged off the loss of the injured Sergio Busquets to remain just two points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 4-0 win at Eibar on Sunday. Sevilla separate the giants of Spanish football in second, just a point behind Madrid, after twice coming from behind to edge a seven-goal thriller 4-3 at rock-bottom Osasuna.
The next Barcelona match is upon us! Just three days after breaking the Anoeta Curse, the Blaugrana travel again to the Basque Country, this time for a very tough La Liga match against Eibar. Coach Luis Enrique had 19 players available for this game, and he called up all but one. Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Jasper Cillessen Defenders: 3. Gerard Piqué, 18. Jordi Alba, 19. Lucas Digne, 20. Sergi Roberto, 22. Aleix Vidal, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Jérémy Mathieu Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Denis Suarez, 7. Arda Turan, 21. André Gomes Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Neymar Jr., 17. Paco Alcácer Third goalkeeper Jordi Masip will be the only one