Sep 16, 2017 at 3.15pm UK at ​Coliseum Alfonso Perez
Attendance: 14,922
Getafe
1-2
Barcelona
Shibasaki (39')
Cala (32'), Suarez (88')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Suarez (62'), Paulinho (84')
Pique (10'), Deulofeu (54'), Alba (66'), Suarez (73')

Ernesto Valverde hopeful over Ousmane Dembele injury

Valverde hopeful over Dembele injury
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Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde hopes that Ousmane Dembele will 'not be out for too long' after the Frenchman picked up a hamstring problem on his full La Liga debut.

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is hopeful that Ousmane Dembele will 'not be out for too long' after the Frenchman picked up a hamstring problem during Saturday's La Liga clash with Getafe.

Dembele was handed his first league start for the Catalan giants in Madrid, but the 20-year-old lasted just 25 minutes of the match after picking up a hamstring injury.

Barcelona are yet to confirm the length of the attacker's absence, and Valverde is remaining hopeful over the timeframe.

"Dembele? It looks like a muscle tear and it's a shame because he was getting into the team's dynamics and now it'll have to stop, hopefully not for long," Valverde told reporters.

Barcelona came from one goal behind to record a 2-1 win over Getafe, which stretched the team's 100% start to the new league season to four matches.

Ernesto Valverde head coach of Athletic Bilbao during the first leg of UEFA Champions League qualifying play-offs round match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
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