FOOTBALL - Barça: Bad news follows after Atlético

FOOTBALL - Barça: Bad news follows after Atlético

FC Barcelona conceded another loss on Saturday against Atlético Madrid (1-0). Apart from this poor result, Barca also recorded injuries to two players.

Barça beaten by Atlético Madrid

After spending a manita at Sevilla Betis (5-2), FC Barcelona were hoping to secure another victory against Atlético. However, Barça lost at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday against the Colchoneros. A goal by former Monaco Ferreira Carrasco was enough for the Madrid club to win. Thanks to this success, Diego Simeone's men keep their second place in La Liga. They are tied on points with Real Sociedad, current leaders. Defeated for the third time this season in the league, Barcelona are only 10th in La Liga. Defeated by Atlético, the Catalan club leave Madrid with more bad news. The Barcelona infirmary now has two new patients.

Concern for Pique and Roberto

Gérard Piqué and Sergi Roberto did not finish the game against Atlético. After the match, Barça communicated on the injuries of its two defenders. Released on time, the 2010 world champion "suffers from a sprained right knee". As for Roberto, he "suffers from an injury to the right quadriceps". In its press release, FC Barcelona added that the two players "will undergo more in-depth examinations to determine the exact severity of their injury". With Pique and Roberto, Ronald Koeman could see his injured list grow longer. Against the Colchoneros, the Dutch coach was already deprived of Sergio Busquets. The Spanish midfielder suffered an injury during the international break. He had sustained a sprained external lateral ligament of the left knee. He should miss three weeks of competition. Also with a knee injury, Ansu Fati will be sidelined for at least four months.

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