On Thursday morning, Barcelona announced that Philippe Coutinho has picked up an injury and will be sidelined for between two and three weeks.

The Brazilian suffered a small rupture in the biceps femoris of his left leg and will miss the international break as well as the Catalan side's next league clash, against Real Betis this weekend.

Ernesto Valverde will now need to get creative with his starting line up and, depending on whether or not Lionel Messi is ready to return, Ousmane Dembelewill be waiting in the wings as Coutinho's most likely replacement.