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Jan 13, 2021 at 8pm UK at Estadio Nuevo Arcángel
Real SociedadReal Sociedad
1-1
BarcelonaBarcelona
Oyarzabal (51' pen.)
Le Normand (58')
FT(HT: 0-1)
de Jong (39')
Dembele (54'), Mingueza (97')
Barcelona win 3-2 on penalties

Barcelona team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Real Sociedad

Sports Mole rounds up Barcelona's latest injury and suspension news ahead of Wednesday's Spanish Super Cup with Real Sociedad.

Barcelona will be looking to make it four victories in a row when they take on Real Sociedad in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday night.

Ronald Koeman's side have been in impressive form since the turn of the year and will enter this contest off the back of a 4-0 victory at Granada in La Liga.

The winner of Wednesday's semi-final will take on either Real Madrid or Athletic Bilbao in the final of the competition on Sunday night.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up Barca's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the clash with Sociedad, who suffered a 3-2 defeat at Sevilla on Saturday.


Ansu Fati

Barcelona's Ansu Fati in action with Villarreal's Dani Parejo in La Liga on September 27, 2020© Reuters

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

Barca are expected to be without the services of Ansu Fati for at least the next couple of months, with the exciting youngster undergoing surgery to address the knee injury that he picked up in November.


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 against Atletico on November 21 after picking up an injury to his right knee, and the centre-back is facing a long period on the sidelines, having 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 has recently recovered from coronavirus, but the Spain international is currently on the sidelines with a muscular problem, and it is unclear when the 28-year-old might be available to return.


Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho in action for Barcelona on December 13, 2020© Reuters

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

Philippe Coutinho recently underwent knee surgery to treat the problem that he picked up against Eibar at the end of December, and the Brazil international is expected to be out for at least the next three months.


Ronald Araujo

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

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Thigh
Possible return date: January 13 (vs. Sociedad)

Ronald Araujo was due to start Saturday's clash with Granada but picked up a thigh injury in the warm up, and the centre-back is now a major doubt for this contest.


BARCELONA'S SUSPENSION LIST

Clement Lenglet was banned for the La Liga clash with Granada, but the Frenchman is available for this match, and Barca have no other suspension concerns for the semi-final.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Atletico MadridAtletico1613213162541
2Real Madrid18114330151537
3Barcelona18104437172034
4Villarreal188822617932
5Real Sociedad1986529161330
6Sevilla179352115630
7Granada188372129-827
8Celta Vigo186572228-623
9CadizCadiz186571522-723
10Real Betis187292231-923
11Levante175662324-121
12Athletic Bilbao186392122-121
13Getafe175571518-320
14Valencia184772425-119
15EibarEibar184771518-319
16AlavesAlaves184681623-718
17Real Valladolid184681625-918
18ElcheElche163761421-716
19Osasuna183691527-1215
20Huesca181981428-1412

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