FC Barcelona player Arthur Melo will be between three and four weeks off due to a muscle injury in his left leg, so will miss the return of the Copa del Rey semifinals against Real Madrid or the first leg of the Champions League knockout stage against Olympique Lyonnais, in the Groupama Stadium.
"Tests have confirmed that the first team player Arthur Melo has a muscle injury in the biceps femoris of the left leg. The approximate time of low is between 3 and 4 weeks, "said the club blaugrana in a statement.
Arthur, key in the associative game of the Blaugrana team, started and completed the game against Real Madrid in the first leg of the semifinals (1-1). This season he has played 27 games and has given 2 assists.
If the most optimistic forecasts are fulfilled, the Brazilian could be available for the LaLiga Santander Classic, also at the Santiago Bernabéu, on Saturday, March 2, since the three weeks would be completed on Friday, March 1.
However, if the midfielder needs more recovery time and physical work prior to being discharged, he would not play any of the two coming Classics, although he could play the return leg of the Champions League against Lyon in the second round. the Camp Nou.