Robert Lewandowski to miss Euro 2024 qualifiers due to injury
In an unfortunate blow for both Barcelona and the Polish national team, star striker Robert Lewandowski will miss the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers due to an ankle strain sustained during Barcelona’s Champions League match against Porto.
The 35-year-old Polish captain was tackled by Porto’s David Carmo in the first half of Wednesday’s match, which concluded in a 1-0 win for Barcelona.
Following thorough tests, Barcelona verified the extent of Lewandowski’s injury, showing that he had injured his left ankle and that no date for his return had been set.
This is an enormous loss for the Spanish champions, as Lewandowski has been an essential player in their LaLiga campaign this season, scoring five goals and assisting three times.
Barcelona, who trail Real Madrid by one point after eight games, will be without their leading scorer in the coming essential matches, including the highly awaited ‘Clasico’ against Real Madrid later this month.
The Polish national team will also be affected, as they will have to compete in the Euro 2024 qualifiers without their captain and leading goal-scorer.
Poland is scheduled to play the Faroe Islands on October 12 and Moldova on October 15, and their campaign will be hindered by Lewandowski’s absence.
As both Barcelona and Poland deal with the loss of their talismanic striker, fans are waiting for information on Lewandowski’s recovery and hoping for a quick return to the pitch for one of football’s most prolific goal scorers.
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