Top Barcelona Star Out On Long Injury Lay Off
Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, sidelined for up to four weeks | AFP

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele will be out for up to four weeks after suffering a hamstring tear during his side 5-1 win over Lyon. 

Ousmane Dembele scored the fifth goal for the Catalan as he came on as a substitute in the Champions League round of 16-second leg match in Camp Nou.

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An official statement read: “Ousmane Dembele has undergone tests with the FC Barcelona Medical Services on Thursday morning and it has been confirmed that he has torn the femoral biceps muscle in his left hamstring.

“This means he will be out of action for an expected three or four weeks.

“The French striker was on for the last twenty minutes of Wednesday’s 5-1 victory over Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League round of 16, coming off the bench to convert the last goal of a memorable night of football.

“This was his third goal in the competition after also netting against PSV and Tottenham, taking his season total in all competitions up to 14.”

The Champions League quarter-final first legs take place on April 9 and 10, with the second legs the following week.