Robert Lewandowski a major injury doubt for Barcelona vs Real Madrid

Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski is a major doubt to be fit for the Clasico against Real Madrid on October 28 due to a left ankle injury.

The 35-year-old striker had to be withdrawn during the first half of Barcelona’s 1-0 Champions League win at Porto last night after taking a knock to the ankle and was replaced by Ferran Torres.

Barcelona confirmed Lewandowski’s injury in a club statement on Thursday and added “his recovery will determine his availability”.

His injury means Lewandowski will miss this Sunday’s game against Granada, as well as being a big doubt for the La Liga fixtures against Athletic Bilbao and Madrid after the international break. He also risks missing the Champions League home fixture against Shakhtar Donetsk, which comes in between those two league fixtures.

Lewandowski will likely be absent for Poland’s crucial Euro 2024 qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and Moldova, with his nation currently two points behind Czech Republic who occupy the final qualification spot in Group E.

Lewandowski has been in strong form so far this season, scoring six goals in 10 matches and providing three assists. Barcelona are a point behind league leaders Madrid heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures.

(Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)

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