Ronald Araujo, Sergio Busquets, Ansu Fati and Samuel Umtiti are all injured. Of the quartet, Busquets and Fati will particularly be missed – both have been regulars under coach Ronald Koeman so far in his reign.
Coutinho cleared fit and is in the squad for Barça's game at Atletico tomorrow. Araujo, Busquets, Ansu & Umtiti among those injured
— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) November 20, 2020
Busquets picked up a knock while away with Spain while Fati tore the meniscus in his left knee playing for Barcelona in their 5-2 victory over Real Betis before the international break.
Barcelona are currently eighth in the league table, six points behind Atleti in third and nine off league leaders Real Sociedad. The Azulgrana are five points away from bottom-placed Huesca.
Atleti have their own problems. Luis Suarez and Lucas Torreira both tested positive for COVID-19 while away on international duty with Uruguay and are expected to miss out on what will be a very interesting clash of titans.
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