La Liga 2018/19: Huge blow for Barcelona ahead of facing Atletico Madrid

XtraTime Web Desk: Blow for La Liga giants Barcelona as they are set to miss the service of their star forward Philippe Coutinho for the tie against Atletico Madrid as he suffered a hamstring injury. Coutinho is facing up to three weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, Barcelona have confirmed.




The Brazil international completed 90 minutes in Barca’s 1-1 draw at Inter in the Champions League on Tuesday but was in some discomfort by the final whistle.




A statement released by Barcelona read: Tests undertaken on Thursday morning have confirmed that Philippe Coutinho has a small rupture in the femoral biceps of his left leg.




“He will be out for approximately two to three weeks.”




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