Ivan Rakitic with a hamstring strain in his right leg
His recovery will dictate his availability. The player has returned to Barcelona after picking up an injury in last Thursday's game between Croatia and Spain.
12:45PM Saturday 17 Nov
Test carried out on Saturday at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper have confirmed that the player Ivan Rakitic has a strained semimembranosus muscle in his right hamstring. His recovery will dictate his return. The player has returned to Barcelona after picking up the injury last Thursday in the game between Croatia and Spain.
A fixture in the starting XI
Rakitic has featured in 17 games so far this season; 12 in the league, four in the Champions League and the final of the Spanish Super Cup. In the 2018/19 season he has also scored three goals and been key in helping Ernesto Valverde's side top the table in LaLiga and become the first team through to the Champions League round of 16.