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Barcelona team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Osasuna

Sports Mole rounds up Barcelona's injury and suspension news ahead of Sunday's La Liga clash with Osasuna.

Barcelona will be looking to return to winning ways in La Liga when they continue their 2020-21 campaign at home to Osasuna on Sunday afternoon.

The Catalan giants suffered a 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid last weekend and have now dropped to 13th position in the table, some 12 points behind leaders Real Sociedad.

Ronald Koeman's side will enter this match off the back of a positive result, though, having beaten Dynamo Kiev 4-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday night to advance to the round of 16 with two games to spare.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up Barca's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the clash with Osasuna, who have picked up 11 points from their nine games this season to sit 14th.


Samuel Umtiti

Samuel Umtiti pictured ahead of Barcelona's La Liga clash with Rayo Vallecano in March 2019© Reuters

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

Samuel Umtiti, who was strongly linked with a move away from Camp Nou over the summer, is yet to feature this season due to ongoing knee problems, and he will again not be involved this weekend.


Ronald Araujo

Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo in action with Mallorca's Takefusa Kubo in June 2020© Reuters

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

Ronald Araujo was forced off at the interval against Juventus last month after picking up a hamstring problem in the first half of the European clash. Barca will again be without the central defender against Osasuna, but there is a chance that he could return to the training field over the next couple of weeks.


Ansu Fati

Barcelona's Anssumane 'Ansu' Fati celebrates scoring their first goal with Lionel Messi on February 2, 2020© Reuters

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

Barca are expected to be without the services of Ansu Fati for the next four months, with the exciting youngster recently undergoing surgery to address the knee injury that he picked up against Betis.


Sergio Busquets

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets pictured in July 2020© Reuters

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

Barca will again be without the services of Sergio Busquets on Sunday due to the knee problem that the experienced midfielder picked up while on international duty with Spain. The 32-year-old is not expected to be available for selection until the middle of December.


Gerard Pique

A tearful Gerard Pique leaves the pitch on November 21, 2020© Reuters

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

Gerard Pique had to be replaced just past the hour against Atletico after suffering an injury to his right knee, and the centre-back is facing an extended period on the sidelines - potentially as long as five months - after it was confirmed that he had suffered medial and cruciate ligament damage.


Sergi Roberto

Barcelona's Sergi Roberto in action with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos in La Liga at Camp Nou on December 18, 2019© Reuters

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

Sergi Roberto was able to complete the full 90 minutes against Atletico last weekend, but the Spain international suffered a muscular problem during the contest and scans have since revealed that he has "a rupture in the femoral rectus of his right knee", ruling him out for the remainder of 2020.


BARCELONA'S SUSPENSION LIST

Barca have no players suspended for the league contest.


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3Barcelona18104437172034
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6Sevilla179352115630
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15EibarEibar184771518-319
16AlavesAlaves184681623-718
17Real Valladolid184681625-918
18ElcheElche163761421-716
19Osasuna183691527-1215
20Huesca181981428-1412

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