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Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski during training. Image Credit: Action Images via Reuters

Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, the Spanish club said on Monday, with the Polish striker set to miss their Copa del Rey tie against Real Madrid this week.

Lewandowski, who is the club’s top scorer this season with 25 goals in all competitions, played 90 minutes in the LaLiga leaders’ 1-0 loss at Almeria on Sunday as well as their Europa League playoff loss to Manchester United last week.

Left hamstring

Barcelona did not give a potential return date for the 34-year-old striker. The club play Real in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Thursday.

“Robert Lewandowski has strained the biceps femoris in his left hamstring. The Polish striker is unavailable until the problem clears up,” Barcelona said in a statement.

“He is out and his recovery will determine his availability.”