Barcelona and Atletico Madrid stars on a La Liga suspension tightrope

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid could face a suspension headache ahead of their final three games of the 2020/21 La Liga season.

Los Rojblancos are leading the way at the top of the table with a two point lead over both Ronald Koeman‘s side and defending champions Real Madrid.

However, with all three sides set for a tense final few weeks of the campaign, Diego Simeone and Koeman could lose certain players to suspension.

According to reports from Marca, Barcelona have six players at risk of a ban with five Atletico stars on the verge of a suspension.

Gerard Pique

Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, Oscar Mingueza, Frenkie De Jong and Antoine Griezmann are just one caution away from a fifth league booking of the season ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Levante.

Full back Jordi Alba is an additional concern as he is one booking away from a tenth caution of 2020/21 which would see him banned for one game.

In Simeone’s camp, Stefan Savic, Koke, Mario Hermoso, Saul Niguez and Thomas Lemar are all walking a tightrope with Casemiro the concern for Zinedine Zidane.

Tags Casemiro Diego Simeone Frenkie de Jong Gerard Pique Jordi Alba Koke Lionel Messi Mario Hermoso Oscar Mingueza Ronald Koeman Saul Niguez Stefan Savic Thomas Lemar Zinedine Zidane