Ronald Koeman can not have Philippe Coutinho at FC Barcelona in the meanwhile. The Brazilian sustained a severe knee damage within the residence recreation towards Eibar (1-1) on Tuesday night.
The 28-year-old Coutinho got here on the sphere for Miralem Pjanic within the 66th minute and was injured within the stoppage time of the sport. He was unable to proceed in Camp Nou, so FC Barcelona ended the sport with ten males.
On Wednesday, investigation revealed that Coutinho suffered harm to the meniscus in his left knee and that he wants surgical procedure. The attacking midfielder is anticipated to be out of circulation for just a few months.
It isn’t the primary time this season that Coutinho has to overlook video games because of an damage. The previous participant of Internazionale, Liverpool and Bayern Munich beforehand had an damage to his hamstring. He has performed fourteen official video games to this point this season, scoring thrice and offering two assists.
Coutinho’s damage is a giant damper for the troubled Koeman, who in the meanwhile doesn’t have entry to Ansu Fati, Gerard Piqué and Sergi Roberto. Alternatively, Ousmane Dembélé returned on Tuesday night.
FC Barcelona misplaced factors towards Eibar for the eighth time this season. The group of Koeman and Frenkie de Jong occupies the sixth place in La Liga with 25 factors. Which can be seven fewer than chief Atlético Madrid, which has additionally performed two matches much less.
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