Koulibaly 'will not be risked against Barcelona in Champions League
Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly ‘will not be risked against Barcelona in second leg of Champions League last-16 tie’ after struggling to recover from thigh injury
- Kalidou Koulibaly suffered a thigh strain in the defeat vs Parma in December
- The Napoli man initially returned in February but he aggravated the injury again
- Now it is reported that the Barcelona clash will come too soon for centre back
Kalidou Koulibaly will reportedly not be fit in time for Napoli’s second leg at Barcelona in the Champions League last-16 tie.
The Napoli centre back suffered a thigh strain in the 2-1 defeat against Parma back in December, coming off after only five minutes.
He initially returned in February but after 90 minutes against Lecce, he aggravated the injury again.
Kalidou Koulibaly is unlikely to feature away at Barcelona in the Champions League
And according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the centre back will not want to rush himself back against Barcelona, even if he is given the green light from the medical staff.
The Champions League clash with Barcelona, which is poised at 1-1, is likely come too soon for Koulibaly – who has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, City, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The report claims that the 28-year-old will have to wait until the home game against SPAL on March 14 to make his comeback.
Barcelona rescued a 1-1 draw at the San Paolo Stadium in the first leg of Champions League tie
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