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

Sports Mole rounds up all of Barcelona's latest injury and suspension news ahead of their La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Barcelona gear up for a top-of-the-table clash in La Liga as they prepare to welcome league leaders Atletico Madrid to Camp Nou on Saturday afternoon.

Ronald Koeman's side once again had Lionel Messi to thank for their thrilling 3-2 victory over Valencia on Sunday evening, as the Argentine struck either side of an Antoine Griezmann finish to secure a narrow win.

The third-placed Blaugrana have now narrowed the gap to Atletico at the top to just two points, while second-placed Real Madrid are only ahead of Koeman's side on head-to-head points.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up all of Barca's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the contest.


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

Teenage starlet Ansu Fati continues to recover from the serious knee injury he sustained in November, and Koeman has admitted that he does not know if Fati can return before the end of the season.


Philippe Coutinho

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

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

As is the case with Fati, Everton-linked Philippe Coutinho is recovering after undergoing knee surgery, and Koeman is unsure whether the attacker will play again before the campaign concludes.


Martin Braithwaite

Barcelona's Martin Braithwaite in action on February 22, 2020© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Ankle
Possible return date: May 8 (vs. Atletico)

Martin Braithwaite has now sat out Barca's last four La Liga games after spraining his ankle, and the Danish striker is facing a race to be fit for the visit of Atletico.


BARCELONA'S SUSPENSION LIST

Barca have no players suspended for this game.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Atletico MadridAtletico37258465244183
2Real Madrid37249465273881
3Barcelona37237784384676
4Sevilla37235952331974
5Real Sociedad3716111058382059
6Real Betis371610114748-158
7Villarreal371513959421758
8Celta Vigo371411125354-153
9Athletic Bilbao371113134640646
10Granada37136184765-1845
11Osasuna371111153747-1044
12CadizCadiz371110163456-2243
13Valencia371012155053-342
14Levante37913154455-1140
15AlavesAlaves37911173656-2038
16Getafe37910182843-1537
17Huesca37712183453-1933
18ElcheElche37712183255-2333
19Real Valladolid37516163355-2231
20EibarEibar37612192951-2230

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