Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski suffered an ankle sprain in their Champions League match against Porto and will be sidelined indefinitely, the club said on Thursday. As a result, Poland’s captain will miss the two forthcoming Euro 2024 qualifying games against the Faroe Islands and Moldova.
In the first half of Barcelona’s 1-0 triumph over Porto on Wednesday, Polish international Lewandowski, 35, was the victim of a crushing tackle from Porto’s David Carmo.
The injury is a major setback for the Spanish champions, who trail LaLiga leaders Real Madrid by one point after eight games. Barca will play Real Madrid in the ‘Clasico’ later this month.
“Tests conducted this Thursday morning have revealed that Robert Lewandowski has sprained his left ankle and will be out of action until the injury heals,” Barca stated in a statement.
Lewandowski leads the squad in scoring this season with five goals and three assists. On Sunday, Barcelona will go to Granada.
Poland’s national football team will have to cope without Lewandowski, their captain and top scorer, in the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Faroe Islands on Oct. 12 and Moldova