Sport Barca hurt by Coutinho injury in Clasico defeat

16:05  25 october  2020
16:05  25 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Philippe Coutinho and Pedri have both been poor for Barcelona, while Jordi Alba must be exhausted despite his sterling contribution. Ansu Fati crosses to the far post, where Philippe Coutinho heads inches wide when scoring looked easier. The Brazilian finds himself the subject of a Messi death stare.

Barca had the chance to inflict a third consecutive defeat on their rivals and increase the pressure on Zinedine Zidane. This was Ronald Koeman's first Clasico as Barca coach and some of the pressure Zidane would have felt from a loss is now transferred to the Dutchman, who has overseen only three

Barcelona have announced Philippe Coutinho suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's Clasico defeat to Real Madrid.

a football player on a field: Philippe Coutinho in action during the 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid. © Alex Caparros/Getty Images Philippe Coutinho in action during the 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid.

The Brazil international played the full game as Madrid prevailed 3-1 at Camp Nou, leaving Barca languishing in the bottom half of the table.

Coutinho completed 84 per cent of his passes but failed to create a chance in the game, while just one of his five shots ended up being on target.

He has started four of the five LaLiga games played so far in Ronald Koeman's reign, including scoring Barcelona's goal in the 1-1 draw with Sevilla on October 4.

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Barca responded just three minutes later with Jordi Alba assisting a tap-in from wonderkid Ansu Fati. Madrid went ahead again after the break as Clement Lenglet conceded a penalty, scored Barca icon Lionel Messi is now without a LaLiga goal in four matches following a summer of drama for the star.

However, the 28-year-old – who spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Bayern Munich, helping them secure a treble – is set for a spell on the sidelines, although Barca did not reveal how long he will be out.

"Tests on Sunday morning have revealed that Philippe Coutinho has a left biceps femoris (hamstring) injury," a short statement from the club read.

"Exactly how long that means he will be out of action depends on how the injury evolves.

Coutinho's injury is a blow ahead of a midweek trip to Turin for a crucial Champions League clash with Group G rivals Juventus.

Barca also have a European game against Dynamo Kiev, as well as meetings with Deportivo Alaves and Real Betis in the league, before the November international break.

Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho to miss Brazil's World Cup qualifiers .
Philippe Coutinho sustained a hamstring injury in last weekend's 3-1 defeat by arch rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico, despite playing the full 90 minutes at the Nou Camp. Barcelona didn't set a timescale on his recovery, originally claiming it 'depends on how the injury evolves'. © Provided by Daily Mail Philippe Coutinho sustained a hamstring injury in Barcelona's 3-1 defeat against Real Madrid But Brazil's medical team have now assessed the Barcelona star and have revealed that he will miss November's international action, while both Fabinho and Neymar are big doubts.

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