Barcelona - Barcelona suffered a fresh injury blow on Monday
as left-back Jordi Alba is a huge doubt for Saturday's showdown clash with Real
Madrid after suffering knee and ankle knocks.
Alba battled on to finish the 90 minutes in Sunday's 1-1
draw at Real Sociedad despite suffering the injuries before half-time.
"The tests carried out this morning reveal that Jordi
Alba has heavy bruising on his right knee and a strain of his left ankle,"
Barca said in a statement.
"How he evolves will determine his availability for the
next few games."
Also read: Pique, Alba to miss at least two weeks
Barca desperately need to end Madrid's 31-game unbeaten run
at the Camp Nou after falling six points behind their eternal rivals at the top
of La Liga.
Should Alba not recover in time, French international Lucas
Digne will deputise at left-back.
The Catalans also hope to recover Samuel Umtiti and captain
Andres Iniesta from injury in time for Madrid's visit.For
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