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Barcelona hit by Coutinho injury blow after defeat to Madrid

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho injured his left hamstring in his aspect’s 3-1 residence defeat to Actual Madrid on Saturday, successfully ruling him out of his aspect’s Champions League showdown away to Juventus on Wednesday. An announcement from Barca on Sunday stated the Brazilian was unavailable because of the harm, with out saying when he would return to motion.

Barca’s most costly ever signing, Coutinho, who performed the total 90 minutes, handed up a transparent likelihood to place his aspect forward within the ‘Clasico’ when the sport was poised at 1-1, lacking the goal with a header from shut vary.

The Brazilian had been on a optimistic run of type in his first season again with the membership after spending the final marketing campaign on mortgage at Bayern Munich, scoring two objectives and offering two assists in six aggressive matches.

AS newspaper stated Coutinho might be out for 3 weeks. He appears to be like set to overlook the sport at Juventus plus Barca’s La Liga fixtures away to Alaves and at residence to Actual Betis in addition to the Champions League match at residence to Dynamo Kyiv.

His harm might spell excellent news for Barca’s two different most costly gamers Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele, who have been each omitted of the beginning line-up towards Actual Madrid.

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