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szdaily -> Sports
Barca looks to regroup without Dembele
    2017-September-20  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

BARCELONA again has to try to find solutions to keep its attack competitive.

Just when Ousmane Dembele was starting to get used to his role as Neymar’s replacement, the young forward was struck by an injury that will keep him sidelined for up to four months, the team said Monday.

With the transfer market closed and no other top forward in the squad, Barcelona has to go back to the drawing board to find another partner for Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, who has been carrying the load for the offense with eight goals in seven matches in all competitions this season.

The Catalan club leads the Spanish league after winning its first four matches.

The responsibility to help the attack may fall again on Gerard Deulofeu, who failed to impress when he was first given the chance to replace Neymar.

Barcelona had not yet signed Dembele when it promoted the 23-year-old player to try to fill the hole left by the Brazilian star when he moved to Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record transfer worth more than 220 million euros (US$262 million).

Deulofeu struggled under the spotlight, though, and only improved after being demoted to a secondary role.

Coach Ernesto Valverde may also replace Dembele by improvising other players in the position, including Denis Suarez, Sergi Roberto, Aleix Vidal and Paco Alcacer.

Deulofeu replaced Dembele when the 20-year-old forward injured his left thigh tendon midway through the first half of Barcelona’s 2-1 win at Getafe on Saturday. (SD-Agencies)

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