On Wednesday, Barcelona announced that defender Andreas Christensen had damaged his ankle, leaving the Catalans with only two healthy central defenders.
After leaving Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to Inter Milan at the San Siro, the Denmark center defender is questionable for following games, including the Clasico on October 16.
Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde, and Hector Bellerin on defense, and Memphis Depay and Frenkie de Jong of the Netherlands are all out for Barca.
Andreas Christensen, a member of Barca’s first team, “has a sprained left ankle,” according to the club’s statement released on Wednesday.
He is out of commission right now, and his comeback will depend on how well he is able to heal.
Xavi is likely to start Gerard Pique and Eric Garcia at center back on Sunday against Celta Vigo in La Liga since he has few other options.
Before the Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu, on Wednesday, October 12, Inter will go to play at Camp Nou in a game that will be pivotal for Barca’s prospects of advancing in the Champions Leagues.