Barcelona squad news: Injury, suspension list vs Atletico Madrid

Sports Mole rounds up all the latest Barcelona injury and suspension news ahead of their La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona will be looking to pick up back-to-back La Liga wins when they face the champions Atlético Madrid at the Camp Nou this weekend.

The Catalan giants entered the break after a 1-0 win over Alaves which left them fifth in the table, one point behind fourth-placed Atletico.

Barcelona are now unbeaten in their last six league games, recording three wins in the process, and there could be some new faces in the lineup for the club on Sunday.

Right here, sports mole rounds up all the latest injury and suspension news from the team ahead of the game with Atletico, who have been unable to launch a title defense this season.


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Status: Outside
Type of injury: Tendon
Possible return date: Unknown

Ansu Fati was in tears when he left the pitch against Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey, after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring problem, and he now faces another long spell on the sidelines.


Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto pictured on May 2, 2021© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Muscular
Possible return date: Unknown

Sergi Roberto underwent surgery for a thigh problem towards the end of last year, meaning he won’t be available for selection until at least March.


Barcelona's Memphis Depay celebrates his second goal with Eric Garcia on October 17, 2021© Reuters

Status: major doubt
Type of injury: Tendon
Possible return date: February 6 (vs Atletico Madrid)

Eric Garcia has been sidelined recently with a hamstring injury he picked up in the draw against Granada but the centre-back could potentially be back for this game.


Samuel Umtiti of FC Barcelona, ​​​​December 18, 2021© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Foot
Possible return date: Unknown

Samuel Umtiti is set to spend a long time on the sidelines after being forced to undergo surgery on the foot injury he picked up during a training session.


Memphis Depay from Barcelona on September 14, 2021© Reuters

Status: little doubt
Type of injury: Muscular
Possible return date: February 6 (vs Atletico Madrid)

Memphis Depay was out before the break with a muscle problem, and the Netherlands international faces a battle to be available for this contest.


Alejandro Balde in training for Barcelona in July 2021© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Ankle
Possible return date: Unknown

Left-back Alejandro Balde, who was linked with a January move from Camp Nou, is expected to be sidelined for around six weeks with an ankle problem.


BARCELONA SUSPENSION LIST

Barcelona have no players suspended for this game.


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