Barcelona squad news: Injury, suspension list vs Espanyol

Sports Mole sums up all the latest Barcelona injury and suspension news ahead of their La Liga clash with Espanyol.

Barcelona will be looking to pick up three straight La Liga wins when they face Catalan rivals Espanyol Sunday evening.

xavierMadrid’s side will enter the competition after a 4-2 victory over Atletico Madrid, which left them fourth in the table, two points behind third-placed Real Betis.

Barcelona are now unbeaten in their last seven league games, recording four wins in the process, and the Catalan side will be confident of finishing in the top four this season despite their troubles.

Right here, sports mole rounds up all the latest injury and suspension news from the squad ahead of the match with Espanyol, who are currently sitting 13th in the Spanish top flight.


© Reuters

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: little doubt
Type of injury: Tendon
Possible return date: February 13 (v Espanyol)

Eric Garcia has been sidelined recently with a hamstring injury he picked up in the draw against Granada, but the centre-back has returned to training this week.


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 13 (v Espanyol)

Memphis Depay was out before the break and against Atletico last time out with a muscle issue, 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 defender Dani Alves pictured on November 17, 2021© Reuters

Status: Outside
Possible return date: February 27 (vs Athletic Bilbao)

Dani Alves is suspended for this game following his red card against Atletico, and the Brazilian won’t be available until at least the clash with Athletic Bilbao on February 27, as he is out for two La Liga games through suspension and was not registered in the squad for the Europa League.


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