Luis Suarez looks set to miss out on a reunion with his Barcelona team-mates after testing positive for Covid-19 on international duty with Uruguay.
The national team have confirmed the striker has tested positive just five days before the game at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
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It now seems certain Suarez will miss the game which will be a blow to Diego Simeone’s side who have started the season in fine form.
Suarez has five La Liga goals for Atletico since his move from the Camp Nou, with the Rojiblancos six points ahead of Barca in the table.
Simeone’s side are also still yet to taste defeat in the Spanish top flight in 2020-21 and, impressively, have only conceded two goals so far.
Barca head into the game in need of a result to close the gap on Atletico. Koeman’s side have already been beaten twice this season but did enjoy a big win over Betis last time out.