Injuries

Griezmann reprieve? Philippe Coutinho faces spell out with hamstring problem

The Brazilian produced an underwhelming display in the defeat to Real Madrid and is now set to miss key matches

 
5:21pm on Sunday 25th October 2020
By
Paul Macdonald

Philippe Coutinho has suffered a hamstring injury and faces a few weeks on the sidelines, Barcelona have confirmed.

The Brazilian played 80 minutes of Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Clasico, but produced an underwhelming display and the club have confirmed that he face a spell out.

The severity of the injury has not been confirmed, but the period of recuperation is likely to be up to a month, which could see Coutinho out of action until after the November international break.

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The injury will come as a disappointment to the player but may offer Antoine Griezmann a route back into the Barcelona starting XI.

The Frenchman was left on the bench completely for the midweek win over Ferencvaros, and was only given the last nine minutes of the Clasico.

Ronald Koeman has opted for Trincao and Pedri in these games and clearly wants to build his team around these young talents - but Coutinho being missing could give him an opportunity to play at No. 10 in the upcoming matches.

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