Barcelona interim manager Sergi Barjuan has been handed an additional two concerns to work around for Tuesday’s Champions League Group E battle with Dynamo Kiev.
La Blaugrana witnessed the worrying sight of Sergio Aguero clutching his chest and leaving Camp Nou in an ambulance during the weekend’s draw with Alaves, and subsequent reports have claimed that the striker suffered a small tachycardia.
Gerard Pique also had to be withdrawn in that encounter with an apparent calf problem, joining Pedri, Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele, Ronald Araujo, Martin Braithwaite and Frenkie de Jong in the infirmary.
Barjuan’s hand could therefore be forced in a number of areas this week, with Oscar Mingueza reprising his role at right-back while Sergino Dest is required further forward.
Clement Lenglet ought to partner Eric Garcia – who returns from a Champions League suspension – in defence with Pique absent, while there could also be starts in midfield for both Nico Gonzalez and Gavi alongside Sergio Busquets.
Aguero’s absence could either see Memphis Depay stay out wide as Luuk de Jong comes in to lead the line, but Barjuan also has the option of fielding Depay at the tip of the attack while Philippe Coutinho comes in on the left.
Barcelona possible starting lineup: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Garcia, Lenglet, Alba; Gavi, Busquets, Gonzalez; Dest, Depay, Coutinho