Injury to Malcom impacts Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League tie

Malcom during the match between FC Barcelona and SD Huesca, corresponding to the week 3 of the Liga Santander, played at the Camp Nou, on 02th september 2018, in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona are without emerging talent for Tottenham clash.

Malcom during the match between FC Barcelona and SD Huesca, corresponding to the week 3 of the Liga Santander, played at the Camp Nou, on 02th september 2018, in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona will be without Malcom for their upcoming clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham travel to face Barcelona at the Nou Camp next week with their Champions League qualification hopes hanging by a thread.

 

They need to get an equal or better result away at Barcelona, than what Inter Milan manage at home to PSV Eindhoven.

Barcelona have lost Brazilian forward Malcom to an ankle injury for the next fortnight, SkySports report.

The La Liga giants paid £36.5 million to sign Malcom from Bordeaux in the summer. Tottenham had been reported as being interested before that move.

Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Betis Balompie at Camp Nou on November 11, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

After a slow start, Malcom was beginning to carve out a role, playing in each of Barcelona's last five games. He scored their goal in the 1-1 draw with Inter.

It remains to be seen whether his injury impacts Tottenham in a positive or negative way.

Barcelona are already qualified, and will rotate their side against Spurs.

Malcom was a player who likely would have been elevated from a substitute to a starter.

Now he is out, Barcelona have to decide whether to replace him with a player further down the pecking order, or play one of their regular, more dangerous starters.

Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira of FC Barcelona in action during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Betis Balompie at Camp Nou on November 11, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

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