Coutinho surprisingly called up by Brazil
Despite being fresh off of an injury and not getting regular playing time at Barcelona, Philippe Coutinho has been called up to represent Brazil in the upcoming international break.
Dembele still on the sidelines
Barca and Sergi Barjuan do not want to risk Ousmane Dembele and the winger will not be called up for the match against Alaves, Diario Sport claim. His return is now postponed until the Champions League match against Dynamo Kyiv.
De Jong out for Alaves
Frenkie de Jong has not fully recovered from his injury and will miss the match against Alaves, Diario AS say.
The midfielder could be back for Dynamo, though.
Ancelotti wishes good luck to Xavi
“Xavi to Barcelona? I know him very well as a player and I wish him the best,” Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has said.