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Aug 31, 2019 at 4pm UK at Estadio El Sadar (Pamplona (Iruñea))
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Barcelona team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Osasuna

Sports Mole rounds up Barcelona's latest injury and suspension news ahead of Saturday's La Liga showdown with Osasuna.

Barcelona responded from their disappointing loss to Athletic Bilbao in their season-opener to beat Real Betis 5-2 on Sunday evening.

Antoine Griezmann got a brace and Carles Perez scored his first senior goal for the Catalan giants as Ernesto Valverde's men came from behind to get their first win of the new La Liga campaign.

Barcelona now travel to Pamplona to take on Jagoba Arrasate's Osasuna, who drew 0-0 with Eibar on Saturday to make it four points from their first two games back in Spain's top flight after winning the Segunda Division last season.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up Barcelona's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the fixture on Saturday afternoon.


Luis Suarez

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez celebrates scoring against Liverpool on May 1, 2019© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Calf
Possible return date: September 24 (vs. Villarreal)

The Uruguay international went off with a calf problem in Barcelona's defeat to Bilbao and is expected to be on the sidelines until the middle of September.


Lionel Messi

Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts as Valencia score their second in the Copa del Rey final on May 25, 2019© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Calf
Possible return date: August 31 (vs. Osasuna)

Messi was not deemed to have recovered enough from the calf problem he picked up with Argentina during the summer to feature against Betis, but the 32-year-old is back in training and could be fit enough for the bench at least on Saturday.


Neto

Valencia goalkeeper Neto pictured in May 2019© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Wrist
Possible return date: Unknown

Brazilian keeper Neto broke a bone in his wrist during training earlier this month. The former Valencia stopper had surgery last week and will be out of action until at least the start of October.


Ousmane Dembele

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele in action against Huesca in La Liga on April 13, 2019© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: September 28 (vs. Getafe)

French winger Dembele picked up a hamstring injury in the game with Bilbao and is unlikely to be back in action for Valderde's men until the end of next month.


BARCELONA'S SUSPENSION LIST

Barcelona have no players who are suspended for this weekend's game.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CAtletico MadridAtletico38268467254286
2Real Madrid38259467283984
3Barcelona38247785384779
4Sevilla38245953332077
5Real Sociedad3817111059382162
6Real Betis381710115050061
7Villarreal3815131060441658
8Celta Vigo381411135557-253
9Granada38137184765-1846
10Athletic Bilbao381113144642446
11Osasuna381111163748-1144
12CadizCadiz381111163658-2244
13Valencia381013155053-343
14Levante38914154657-1141
15Getafe38911182843-1538
16AlavesAlaves38911183657-2138
17ElcheElche38812183455-2136
RHuesca38713183453-1934
RReal Valladolid38516173457-2331
REibarEibar38612202952-2330

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