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Barcelona handed positive update on Robert Lewandowski injury against Porto

Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski sustained an apparent ankle injury during the 1-0 win over Porto in the Champions League.

The talismanic striker was forced off the field in the 34th minute after suffering a strong challenge from defender David Carmo.

While his replacement Ferran Torres scored the decisive goal, there were deep concerns over the extent of Lewandowski’s injury.

However, according to Diario Sport, the initial medical tests have indicated there is only a bruise on his ankle, alleviating the severity of the injury.

The Blaugrana can breathe a huge sigh of relief as the Polish international is expected to return to action soon.

With Pedri, Raphinha and Frenkie de Jong already sidelined, Lewandowski’s injury was the last thing Xavi would have wanted.

The Polish striker has been in terrific form this season, bagging six goals and four assists across all competitions.

The Catalan giants scrapped a narrow victory at Estadio do Dragao last night – a game which could have easily gone in Porto’s favour.

The victory was overshadowed by Gavi’s red card and an unconvincing performance.

The hosts were unfortunate to see a penalty and an overhead kick from Mehdi Taremi overturned by VAR.

Barca also had to thank goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who produced a string of excellent saves to ensure a clean sheet.

The Catalan giants are at the top of Group H with two wins in two games and are well-positioned to progress to the knockout stage, having failed to do so in the previous two seasons.

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