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Coutinho named in Koeman Barcelona squad to face Atletico Madrid (Full Team News)

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Barcelona are currently struggling with the results in the La Liga, if you recall that the Catalan side finished last season without winning a trophy. 

Their Woes were crowned with a 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League which prompted the sacking of coach Quique Setien. 

While Ronald Koeman left his role to take over as the new manager at Camp Nou, he hasn't had it going well with results as he continues to settle the team. 

Following the end of the international break, Barcelona will travel to the Wanda Metropolitano stadium to face Atletico Madrid. The game is a late kick off encounter which will be played at 9pm GMT on Saturday night. 
Barcelona Team News.... 

Ahead of the trip to Diego Simone side, Barcelona have received injury boost that Philippe Coutinho will be available for selection. 

If you recall that the Brazilian has been injured for weeks, but seems to have recovered in time. 

Also, the back line seems to be available apart from Samuel Umtiti who remains a long time absentee from the defense. 

In the middle of the park, Sergio Busquets is unavailable after he sustained injury while on international duty with Spain during the mid week. While Frankie De Jong and Pjanic are expected to play thr creative role along with Coutinho. 

For the forward line, Ansu Fati is the only time absentee, after the 19 years old suffered an injury in Barcelona's last League game. 

Fati absence will provide opportunities for likes of Dembele and Braithwaite in the attack because Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann are expected to start. 

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Goalkeeper: Ter Stegen, Neto, Tenas

Defenders: Dest, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, S.Roberto, Junior, Mingueza

Midfielders: Alena, Pjanic, Ricard Puig, Coutinho, Pedri, F. De Jong 

Forwards: Griezmann, Braithwaite, Messi, Dembele, Trincao

Atletico Madrid Team News... 

For Diego Simone side, the two notable names who are expected to miss the game are Luis Suarez and Lucas Torreira. 

Both players tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Uruguay during the mid week. 

Although, it's been reported that both Suarez and Torreira have returned to Spain as they hoped to continue their quarantine. 

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