Barcelona will have to cope without Jordi Alba for their next La Liga clash against Athletic Bilbao due to suspension.
The left-back picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Valencia and will serve an automatic one-match ban.
He will be available for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg against Real Madrid but will have to sit out the trip to San Mames.
The news will be a blow for Ernesto Valverde due to Alba’s brilliant form this season and also because there’s no obvious replacement.
Sergi Roberto has played at left-back this season and is an option, as is Barcelona B’s Juan Miranda, while Thomas Vermaelen can also play on the left of the back four.