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Barcelona forward Dembele misses training

IANS  |  Barcelona 

Barcelona's French Dembele missed Monday's training session due to gastric problems, the leader announced on its website.

Dembele, Barcelona's second-most expensive signing following Philippe Coutinho, had returned to competition on Sunday during the goalless draw against Getafe, after being sidelined for nearly two months with a thigh injury, reports

"Barça's French striker, Dembele, had an upset stomach and did not train," the club said on its website, without providing further details.

The 20-year-old Dembele's first season at has been plagued by physical issues.

In September 2017, the former Borussia Dortmund tore the biceps femoris tendon in his left thigh, which forced him to undergo a that put him out of action for three and a half months.

is scheduled to take on Eibar in a match on Saturday, before playing against hosts Chelsea in the first leg of round of 16.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 21:16 IST
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