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OFFICIAL: The FC Barcelona communicates the injury of Coutinho after the Clásico

Published:25/10/2020 - 13:41h

Updated:25/10/2020 - 14:52h

The FC Barcelona has issued a communiqué this Sunday in which it has informed of the injury of Philippe Coutinho in the biceps femoral, without mentioning the scope of the same

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Bad news for the FC Barcelona, in case it did not have already sufficient. And it is that, after the unlucky Classical of this past Saturday in which the Real Madrid won by 1-3 with help of the referee and of the VAR, this Sunday has known that Philippe Coutinho suffers a muscular injury in the biceps femoral, without knowledge still of how long will have to remain of drop.

Of this form, Coutinho will not be able to be in Turín to confront to the Juventus of Turín this Wednesday, in the second day of the liguilla of the Champions League. The Brazilian completed the 90 minutes in front of the Real Madrid, subjected this Sunday to medical proofs and has confirmed finally that suffers an injury in the biceps femoral left.

Although in the communiqué does not specify the period that will be of drop -"his evolution will mark his availability", prays the official note-, is safe that Coutinhho will lose the duel of Champions in front of the Juve and also the duel of League of the next Saturday in front of the Alavés in Vitoria. From here, everything is an incógnita for now, further that from 'ACE' and other means speak of a period of three weeks ofdrop .

Without Coutinho, Koeman will see forced to look for him alternative in the eleven and the true is that it has of several options for this. Pedri González, Antoine Griezmann and Leo Messi can adapt to perfection to the position of mediapunta, behind a reference, and could be the opportunity that the French go back to have minutes of quality in the FC Barcelona.

Pedri, Griezmann and Messi, alternative

Pedri, in fact, already played in said position against the Getafe in the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, and of punctual form in some stretches of the Classical and of the last duel in front of the Ferencvaros, in which by the way it saw goal. Another option would be to plant to Messi in this position and that Griezmann did of tip, with Ansu by the left and Trincao or Dembélé played by the right.

It will be necessary to see which is the decision that takes the Dutch technician, although surely it do not take a fixed and go alternating in function of the party, to take desprevenidos to the rivals and also to go giving confidence to varied of his players. Regarding Coutinho, expects that it was not more than a month of drop to the not to treat of an injury of gravity.

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