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Barcelona team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Atletico Madrid

Sports Mole rounds up Barcelona's latest injury and suspension news ahead of Thursday's Supercopa de Espana semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona begin their quest for a 14th Supercopa de Espana title when they meet Atletico Madrid in the semi-final in Jeddah on Thursday night.

Ernesto Valverde's men, currently top of La Liga, won last year's instalment of the Supercopa with a 2-1 victory over Sevilla in Tangier.

Now, the Catalans take part in what is the first ever Supercopa that incorporates four teams as opposed to two, with a final against Real Madrid - who play Valencia - on Sunday a distinct possibility.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up Barcelona's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this fixture.


Ousmane Dembele

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele in action with Alaves' Ximo Navarro on April 23, 2019© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Thigh
Possible return date: February 16 (vs. Getafe)

A player with a poor injury record at Barcelona, Dembele was ruled out for 10 weeks after sustaining a thigh injury at the end of November, with the Frenchman targeting a return to action in time for the Champions League knockout phase.


Arthur

Arthur Melo is unveiled as a Barcelona player on July 12, 2018© Reuters

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

The talented midfielder, according to reports, exacerbated his injury - which is said to be in the pubis - while snowboarding on holiday and will not return to action for another month.


Marc-Andre ter Stegen

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen pictured ahead of a La Liga match in September 2019© Reuters

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

Barcelona's first-choice keeper is suffering from an injury to a tendon in his right knee and has not recovered in time for the trip to Saudi Arabia this week.


BARCELONA'S SUSPENSION LIST

Barcelona have no players suspended for this fixture.


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