Woes for Barca After 3-1 loss to Real Madrid, Coutinho Injury Blow


Brazilian and Barcelona playmaker, Philippe Coutinho is ruled out of Wednesday match against Juventus on Wednesday after injuring his left hamstring in Barcelona’s 3-1 home defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday.

A statement from Barca on Sunday said the Brazilian was unavailable due to the injury, without saying when he would return to action.

Barca’s most expensive ever signing, Coutinho, who played the full 90 minutes, passed up a clear chance to put his side ahead in the ‘Clasico’ when the game was poised at 1-1, missing the target with a header from close range.