Spain : Primera Liga injured & suspended list
|16.3||Mikel Balenziaga||D||12||0-2||18.3 ?|
|9.3||Jan Oblak||G||23||0-0||18.3 ?|
|9.2||Stefan Savic||D||18||0-0||18.3 ?|
|16.3||Luis Suarez||F||20||16-4||18.3 s|
|16.3||Victor Camarasa||M||18||1-0||17.3 ?|
Deportivo La Coruna
|16.3||Jose Manuel Jurado||M||19||0-2|
|25.2||Adria Lopez Garrote||G||0||0-0|
|16.3||Alex Galvez||D||9||1-0||17.3 s|
|2.3||Jairo Samperio||M||3||0-0||17.3 ?|
|16.3||Joaquin Correa||M||13||0-0||18.3 s|
|28.2||Jesus Navas||M||20||1-0||18.3 ?|
|29.9||Javi Jimenez Garcia||D||0||0-0|
The list includes both injured and suspended players. The columns are, respectively:
- date when the player was placed on the list
- player name
- player position
- number of games played
- number of goals - number of assists
- status for the day
- ?+ : likely to play
- ? : status uncertain
- ?- : unlikely to play
- - : will not play
- s : suspended
News - injuries
Messi admits having hamstring struggles
Lionel Messi revealed he has been suffering with a hamstring problem for "some time" as he missed Argentina's 2-0 victory over Italy on Friday. The Barcelona superstar has been in typically free-scoring form for the Blaugrana, finding the net eight times in his last six games, with his tally for the season up to 35. And that run looks even more impressive following Messi's admission of his injury problems, though he is hopeful of being fit to face Spain on Tuesday.
"I have been suffering from this hamstring injury for some time," Messi said before the game. "I always want to play, but the road to the World Cup is still long. We decided to wait for this game [against Italy] to rest but I'm optimistic about playing against Spain."
Real Soc. 19.3.18
Sociedad sack coach Sacristan
With a 12-point cushion over the bottom three ahead of the final nine matches, Real Sociedad have parted company with coach Eusebio Sacristan. Sociedad have won just one of their past six games and were beaten 2-1 at home by Getafe on Saturday. Imanol Alguacil, previously in charge of Sociedad's reserves, will take over first-team duties until the end of the season, while the club have also confirmed that sporting director Lorenzo Juarros will leave his role.
Real Mad. 17.3.18
Bale, Modric return to team training
Gareth Bale and Luka Modric completed Saturday's training session with the rest of Real Madrid squad after missing the last few practices with minor issues. Coach Zinedine Zidane will have the whole squad at his disposal for the match against Girona.
"Not having any games this week has done us a lot of good and has allowed us to train and recover," said Zidane, who might still decide to make some rotations in order to keep his squad fresh and engaged for the rest of the season.
Atletico M 16.3.18
Luis undergoes surgery
Brazil left back Filipe Luis is expected to recover in time for the World Cup after undergoing surgery to repair a broken left leg on Friday. Atletico Madrid said Luis was expected to be sidelined for about two months after doctors successfully installed a plate in the left fibula he broke on Thursday in the Europa League. The injury put in doubt Luis' participation in the World Cup in Russia, depending on the severity. Atletico also said defender Juanfran Torres injured a hamstring in explaining why he left the match at halftime. The club did not say how long Torres will be sidelined.
Coquelin out for season
Valencia midfielder Francis Coquelin will miss the rest of the season with after rupturing his Achilles tendon in training on Friday. The 26-year-old Frenchman will now undergo surgery on his right leg in an injury which is likely to keep him on the sidelines long-term. Coquelin has impressed at the Spanish club since he moved from Arsenal in a €10 million deal in January, appearing in 11 matches and scoring one goal in a 2-1 win at Malaga.
Atletico M 16.3.18
Luis could miss World Cup
Brazilian left back Filipe Luis has a leg fracture that could stop him going to the World Cup in Russia. Atletico Madrid said Friday that Luis sustained the injury to his left leg in the second half of the Spanish team's 5-1 rout of Lokomotiv Moscow in the Europa League round-of-16 match on Thursday. The club did not say how long Luis will be sidelined. Similar injuries have required at least six weeks of recovery time and longer if surgery is required.
Atletico M 16.3.18
Simeone worried about Filipe Luis injury
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is concerned he will be without Filipe Luis for a significant period of time after the left-back was injured during Thursday's 5-1 Europa League win over Lokomotiv Moscow. Filipe Luis departed the pitch on a stretcher after being left writhing in pain from a blow to the calf. To compound matters, right-back Juanfran was replaced at the interval and Simeone does not expect either defender to be in contention for Sunday's LaLiga match at Villarreal.
"I have not talked to the doctor, let's hope it is as minor as possible," he told reporters. "Both Filipe's and Juanfran, we lose them possibly for Sunday. "I have the vision of recovering them when LaLiga returns [after the international break], but what is clear is I'm worried."
Real Mad. 15.3.18
Bale and Modric train away from squad
Real Madrid stars Gareth Bale and Luka Modric have trained away from their teammates ahead of upcoming La Liga clash against Girona this weekend - with concerns growing over the pair's fitness. As reported by Spanish outlet Marca, both players started their last game against Eibar and it is unclear why they have been separated from their teammates. It is believed that both players are suffering from an end of season burnout, and could well be rested this weekend in preparation for their upcoming UEFA Champions League quarter final.
Busquets out for three weeks
Sergio Busquets is facing a injury lay-off that could rule him out of Barcelona's Champions League quarter-final first leg. The midfielder hobbled off with a foot problem during the second half of his side's 3-0 win over Chelsea on Wednesday.
"Tests have confirmed that Sergio Busquets has a hairline fracture on the fifth toe of his right foot. He will be out for approximately three weeks," Barcelona said in a statement on Thursday. Busquets is due to miss league games at home to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday and away to Sevilla on March 31, as well as Spain's international friendlies against Germany and Argentina.
Iniesta and Busquets injury updates
Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets were substituted early due to injury issues in Barcelona's 3-0 win over Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League. Jordi Alba also felt pain, but apparently it was only a cramp.
Iniesta had come back from a hamstring injury he suffered against Atletico Madrid, and he was substituted for Paulinho in this match. According to Mundo Deportivo, his injury did not get worse, though it's unclear if he will be available for the next game. Busquets suffered a serious injury on his toes, though the extent will not be known until more tests are done.
Atletico M 13.3.18
Costa, Gameiro ruled out
Atletico Madrid forwards Diego Costa and Kevin Gameiro will miss Thursday's Europa League round-of-16 second leg at Lokomotiv Moscow through injury. Sunday's La Liga win at home to Celta saw Gameiro pick up a hamstring problem, while Costa was taken off after he suffered a blow to his right ankle. Atletico have confirmed that both forwards had undergone tests which confirmed a muscle strain for the France international, and just bruising for the Spain attacker.
With Atletico 3-0 ahead from last Thursday's home first leg, both players have remained in Madrid. Goalkeeper Jan Oblak is included in the travelling squad, although back-up Axel Werner is again expected to deputise between the posts to allow the Slovenia international to recover from his recent minor issues.
Suarez suspended after Malaga booking
Luis Suarez has been flirting with a one-match suspension for several weeks now but finally picked up a booking against Malaga that means he will miss next weekend's clash against Athletic Bilbao. The striker opened the scoring for Barcelona with a great header but was then booked late on for a clumsy foul on Ignasi Miquel.