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Barcelona team news: Injury, suspension list vs Valencia

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

Barcelona got off to the perfect start under new manager Quique Setien on Sunday with a 1-0 win over Granada at the Camp Nou.

A second half goal from Lionel Messi settled the match and restored them to the top of the La Liga table, but it was more the style in which the victory was delivered that will excite fans.

On Saturday the Blaugrana travel to the Mestalla to face Valencia, with the battle between Barca and Real Madrid for the La Liga trophy hotting up.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up Barcelona's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the La Liga clash.


Luis Suarez

Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their fourth goal from the penalty spot on December 21, 2019© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: May 10 (vs. Real Valladolid)

Luis Suarez was ruled out for four months earlier this month after damaging his knee on Supercopa de Espana duty. The Uruguay international will hope to return to action before the end of the season.


Ousmane Dembele

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

Status: Out
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: February 13 (vs. Getafe)

Ousmane Dembele has been missing from the Barcelona squad since November but should be closing in on a return within the next month.


Arthur

Arthur in action for Barcelona on January 6, 2019© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Groin
Possible return date: January 20 (vs. Valencia)

Arthur has been out since December but is closing in on a return and has been back in full training this week. The Brazilian could feature against Valencia on Saturday, but will be assessed closer to the time.


Marc-Andre ter Stegen

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen pictured before the Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid in February 2019© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Groin
Possible return date: January 20 (vs. Valencia)

Marc-Andre ter Stegen is a minor doubt for Saturday's game due to a groin injury he has been carrying. The German international started and kept a clean sheet against Granada but will be monitored ahead of the weekend.


BARCELONA'S SUSPENSION LIST

Barcelona have no suspension issues ahead of Saturday's La Liga clash.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona27184563313258
2Real Madrid27168349193056
3Sevilla27138639291047
4Real Sociedad27144945331246
5Getafe27137737251246
6Atletico MadridAtletico271112431211045
7Valencia2711973839-142
8Villarreal27115114438638
9Granada27115113332138
10Athletic Bilbao2791082923637
11Osasuna2781093438-434
12Real Betis2789103843-533
13Levante27103143240-833
14AlavesAlaves2788112937-832
15Real Valladolid27611102333-1029
16EibarEibar2776142741-1427
17Celta Vigo27511112234-1226
18Mallorca2774162844-1625
19Leganes2758142139-1823
20Espanyol2748152346-2320

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