Luis Suarez of Atletico Madrid will face his former club Barcelona in a crucial LaLiga match this afternoon, hoping to strike a decisive blow to the Catalan club’s title hopes.

Meanwhile, Barcelona is dealing with a familiar injury situation.

Philippe Coutinho is still out with a knee injury that will keep him from playing in 2021, while Ansu Fati, who has been out since November, had a check-up arthroscopy on his left knee this week.

After recovering from an ankle sprain suffered in training last month, Danish forward Martin Braithwaite was named in Ronald Koeman’s initial 23-man squad for the match against Atletico.

Confirmed teams:

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Piqué, Lenglet; Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Jordi Alba; Messi, Griezmann.


Barcelona squad list: Ter Stegen, Dest, Pique, R. Araujo, Sergio, Griezmann, Pjanic, Braithwaite, Messi, O. Dembele, Riqui Puig, Neto, Lenglet, Pedri, Trincao, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Umtiti, Junior, Ilaix Moriba, O. Mingueza, Arnau Tenas

Atletico Madrid XI: Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Savic, Hermoso; Lemar, Koke, Marcos Llorente, Carrasco; Correa, Luis Suárez.

Atletico Madrid squad list: Oblak, Grbic, Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi, Felipe, Hermoso, Vrsaljko, Koke, Llorente, Kondogbia, Torreira, Saul, Herrera, Vitolo, Lemar, Suarez, Felix, Carrasco, Correa, Dembele

Source: standard


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