Barcelona, February 27 (BNA): Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski suffers from a hamstring strain and is likely to miss Thursday’s King’s Cup semi-final against Real Madrid.
Lewandowski was injured in his left leg in Barcelona’s 1-0 loss to Almeria in the Spanish League on Sunday, a result that allowed Real Madrid to cut the Catalan club’s lead to seven points.
Barcelona has not set a timetable for Lewandowski’s recovery, but he is not expected to be fit for the first leg of the Copa Cup semi-final at the Santiago Bernabeu, according to the Associated Press.
He will face Barcelona twice more in the next few weeks, in the second leg of the Cup semi-finals and in the Spanish League.
Real Madrid won the last league match 3-1 in October, while Barcelona beat its rivals by the same score in the Spanish Super Cup final in January.
Real Madrid come out of a 1-1 draw at home with rivals Atletico Madrid in the Spanish League.
Lewandowski is the league’s top scorer with 15 goals. He had scored two goals in his last three matches in all competitions.