The Blaugrana striker ended the game against Almería complaining about a muscular problem, and the club's tests confirmed that issue.

Barcelona's chances of making it to the Copa del Rey final will rely on what they can do in the second leg of their tie against Real Madrid, as their star player and top scorer, Robert Lewandowski, has just been ruled out for the upcoming clash between Los Merengues and Los Culés.

The footballer seemed uncomfortable during the final minutes of the clash against Almería, and when the match ended, his inner circle asked Barcelona's staff to perform some medical tests on him. Now, the diagnosis has been handed to the team's coaches, and the outcome was not good.

Lewandowski will be sidelined from the big game on Thursday due to a strain on his left thigh. According to Barcelona's statement on the issue, the player's availability will be determined according to his evolution, but such injuries take at least two weeks to heal, meaning that Lewandowski could be out for the next three games.

Barcelona's success this season has been directly related to Lewandowski's performance on the pitch. The Polish ace has found the back of the net 25 times across all comps for Los Blaugranas, and the team has struggled whenever he has not been on the pitch. Hence, it will take more than a smile to see Los Blaugranas claiming a big win against Real Madrid on Thursday evening.

Lewandowski's absence will not be the only one for Barcelona, as both Pedri and Ousmané Dembelé have also been ruled out of the game against Los Blancos due to different physical problems.