FC Barcelona for now without defender Araujo

Trainer Ronald Koeman cannot call on Ronald Araujo at FC Barcelona for the time being. The Uruguayan defender, often basic player in recent weeks, has a hamstring injury. It is not known how long he has been disabled.

The 21-year-old Araujo stayed on Saturday in the 4-0 away match against Granada. The former Ajacieds Frenkie de Jong and Sergiño Dest were exchanged in the second half by Koeman, when the final score was already on the scoreboard. Lionel Messi, well for two goals, went to the side as a precaution.

Barcelona has climbed to third place in the Spanish football league, at 4 points from the top runner Atlético Madrid, who played three less matches. The Koeman team will compete against Real Sociedad on Wednesday, in the semi-finals of the Spanish Supercup tournament. The final is next Sunday.