Big Blow For Barcelona As Rakitic To Miss Atletico Clash

Ivan Rakitic will not be available for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid in their next LaLiga Santander game at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

During the 4-3 loss against Real Betis, he was booked twice by referee Mateu Lahoz.

It means that Ernesto Valverde will be without a key player for a vital league clash.

He received the first for a foul on Joaquin and the second for a late challenge on Giovani Lo Celso on 80 minutes.

That was with the score at 3-2 and shortly afterwards, Sergio Canales netted to make it 4-2.

Valverde will hope to have Philippe Coutinho by the time they face the Rojiblancos, with the Brazilian currently out with injury.

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