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Defensive problems for Barcelona: will Vermaelen still have a chance?

Barcelona will be a month can not count on Javier Mascherano. The 33-year-old Spaniard ran Tuesday in the 4-2 loss friendly against Nigeria a spierletsel to the thigh. That has Barça on Wednesday let you know.

The unavailability of Mascherano may mean that Thomas Vermaelen more speelminuten can get. The Red Devil’s played well against Mexico and against Japan in the national team but this season in Camp Nou, after all, not much to play football.

Barcelona after eleven days the Primera Division to four points over the first pursuer Valencia. Also in his Champions League-group allows Barça to head. Mascherano will be the last two games of the group stage against Juventus (22/11) and Sporting Portugal (05/12) miss. The Clasico against Real Madrid on 23 december in the Spanish capital gets the Argentinian normal.

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