Barcelona’s problems continue to compound ahead of its Champions League match at Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday
Barcelona’s problems continue to compound forward of its Champions League match at Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday, with Gerard Piqué and Sergio Aguero not likely to make the trip to Ukraine due to health issues.
The club mentioned Sunday that veteran defender Piqué has “a proper calf pressure” that can sideline him for “the foreseeable future,” whereas Aguero is expected to remain in a hospital to endure additional coronary heart tests after leaving Saturday’s Spanish league match feeling dizzy.
Barcelona was held by relegation-threatened Alavés 1-1 on Saturday at dwelling for its third consecutive setback following losses to promoted Rayo Vallecano and rival Actual Madrid. The Catalan club is off to a dismal beginning to its first season without Lionel Messi in virtually 20 years.
Coach Ronald Koeman was fired final week and the staff was coached by interim supervisor Sergi Barjuán on Saturday.
Piqué left within the seventieth minute with the rating tied 1-1 on the Camp Nou Stadium. He scored the staff’s winner within the 1-0 win over Dynamo at dwelling two weeks in the past, a consequence that restored Barcelona’s possibilities of avoiding its first group-stage elimination within the Champions League in nearly two decades.
Aguero left earlier than halftime and was taken to a hospital to endure further tests, with Spanish media saying an arrhythmia was detected and he would stay hospitalized and beneath statement. The veteran Argentina ahead hadn’t made his Barcelona debut till late October due to one other damage.
Barcelona is third in Group E of the Champions League, one level behind second-place Benfica and 6 points behind leader Bayern Munich. The Catalan membership is 2 points forward of Dynamo after three matches.
Barcelona is ninth within the Spanish league with 16 points from 11 matches.