Alvaro Morata, Costa set to miss crucial La Liga clash with Barcelona

Alvaro Morata, Costa set to miss crucial La Liga clash with Barcelona

- Alvaro Morata could miss top of the table clash with Barcelona at the Camp Nou

- The Atletico Madrid star sprained his ankle in their 2-0 win over Girona in midweek

- Diego Costa is also a major doubt for the clash after he was excluded from the team against Girona

Alvaro Morata is a major doubt for Atletico Madrid's crucial La Liga clash with Barcelona on Saturday, March 6, at the Camp Nou.

The Spain international sprained his ankle in their midweek 2-0 home win over Girona and Atletico have confirmed the injury.

Atletico Madrid did not state how long the player will be on the sidelines but according to Spanish media, the Chelsea loanee will be out for the next two weeks.

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Reports also claim that the Los Rojiblancos have shortages in attack ahead of their crunch game at the Camp Nou which could decide who wins the La Liga title.

Diego Costa on the other hand, faces a late fitness test after missing the Girona win with a muscle problem. Thomas Lemar is also not expected to be back from injury for another two weeks.

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And now Atletico only have their top scorer Antoine Griezmann and Croatian forward Niko Kalinic for the top of the table fixture.

Diego Simeone's side trail Ernesto Valverde's men by eight points after Barca dropped points to relegation threatened side Villarreal in their midweek match.

Atletico head to the Nou Camp, having not won there in any competition since 2006.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Philippe Coutinho was on target for Barcelona in their 4-4 draw against Villareal in Tuesday's La Liga clash at the Estadio de la Cerámica.

SunSport however reports that the Brazilian's poor performance at the Spanish side could be affiliated to the 'cursed' house he is staying at the moment.

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