Barcelona while without Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho

The Brazilian international has a muscle injury sustained in his left leg and is two to three weeks on the side, reported the medical staff of the Catalan club on Thursday.

Coutinho did two days earlier, another ninety minutes in the duel with Internazionale in the Champions League (1-1).

The attacking midfielder, in January, for approximately 120 million euros came from Liverpool, signed this season in eleven matches played for four goals. Coach Ernesto Valverde can Sunday against Real Betis, do not rely on Coutinho. The Brazilian after the interlandperiode restored for the top match against Atlético Madrid and the meeting with PSV in the Champions League, respectively, on 24 and 28 november.

Valverde can do have Messi, who a few weeks stood on the side with a broken arm.

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