Why Andreas Christensen was hauled off early in Barcelona’s meeting with Getafe

An explanation for the early withdrawal of Barcelona defender Andreas Christensen during the club’s latest outing has been provided on Sunday night.

Xavi Hernandez’s troops, of course, marked their return to action a short time ago.

Brimming with confidence on the back of a five-game win streak across all competitions, the Blaugrana welcomed Getafe to the Camp Nou, hopeful of extending their advantage atop the La Liga table.

And, as things stand late in the action in Catalunya, all three points is precisely what Barca appear to be headed towards.

This comes with Xavi and co. in possession of a one-goal advantage, owing to midfield prodigy Pedri’s latest strike late in the first-half.

As alluded to above, though, on what has proven an otherwise positive evening’s work to date, Barcelona have also been dealt something of a blow.

This was forthcoming at the interval in proceedings, upon key defender Andreas Christensen failing to emerge for the 2nd-half.

Summer arrival Christensen has been on the receiving end of widespread praise of late, owing to a string of stellar proceedings.

In turn, his premature exit from the action on Sunday sparked understandable concern across the Blaugrana fanbase.

And now, an insight into some of the finer details of the situation has been forthcoming online.

As per the reliable Helena Condis, Christensen’s withdrawal came at the direct request of the Dane, owing to discomfort in his left hamstring.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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