It was a uncommon begin for Alcacer after being named within the line-up for a league recreation for under the fourth time this season, making his withdrawal after 23 minutes much more merciless.
The previous Valencia star will certainly be unavailable for subsequent weekend’s eagerly awaited Clásico towards Real Madrid, whereas he shall be a doubt for the Copa del Rey assembly with Celta Vigo on 4th January. Barça are hopeful of a return on seventh January towards Levante in La Liga.
Coach Ernesto Valverde appeared to counsel that shedding Alcacer for El Clásico is a blow.
“Now we have misplaced one other participant for the Clásico however we hope the Christmas break will permit him to get match and assist us in January,” he said after the game.
It wasn’t till after Alcacer left the pitch that Barça, aided by braces from Luis Suarez and Paulinho, opened the scoring within the Four-Zero win.
“Paulinho is a participant who has targets in him, he all the time will get into the field. His power is arriving from midfield and at present he has discovered the online once more,” Valverde stated of the Brazilian, who has now scored six occasions in 15 La Liga video games since arriving from Guangzhou Evergrande in China.
All eyes at Camp Nou now flip to Saturday’s journey to the Bernabeu.
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