Barcelona star ruled out of the Europa League second-leg match at Old Trafford, it’s a boost for Man Utd.
Gavi, a midfielder for Barcelona, was given a warning against Manchester United. He will be unable to participate in their second-leg game at Old Trafford.
Additionally, Barcelona contributed to an exciting 2-2 draw with the Red Devils at Camp Nou.
Raphinha’s corner was met at the back post by Marcos Alonso to start the scoring early in the second half.
Marcus Rashford, however, leveled in less than five minutes. Rahford used the tightest angles to shoot the ball past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
In a crowded six-yard box, Joules Kounde committed the sin of scoring an own goal. Raphinha then out-pointed David De Gea with a skillful finish from the edge of the box.
However, Gavi’s suspension will hurt Barca’s performance on a night of pure drama.
Gavi won’t travel to Old Trafford.
To halt United’s counterattack, the Spain international grabbed Fred’s shirt. Gavi consequently received a yellow card right away.
Gavi received a caution in the Champions League earlier this year against Inter Milan and Viktoria Plzen. Additionally, following UEFA regulations, those cautions carry over to every European competition, disqualifying him from Barca’s upcoming game.
Pedri, a crucial midfielder, is likely to miss the second leg after limping off injured in the first half, dealing another blow to Xavi.
According to Barcelona, the Spanish player had sustained a hamstring injury, who announced it on their website.
A club statement said: “Pedri of Barcelona has a rectus femoris injury in his right thigh (hamstring). Tests will be necessary to ascertain the full scope of the damage.”
RAC 1 radio station in Spain reports that the player could be out for up to 20 days.
The news will be a blow to Xavi, who is already coping with Sergio Busquets’ absence. However, Barca is hoping he will be available for the return leg.