Luiz Suarez is ruled out for one-month with knee injury

As if losing the Supercopa de Espana to Real Madrid wasn't bad enough for Barcelona, they've also now lost Luis Suarez for the next month as a result of injury.

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The Uruguayan suffered an injury to his knee during the final stages of Wednesday night's match and it has been confirmed that he will miss four to five weeks of action. As well as missing Barcelona's fixtures over the next month, the striker will also be unavailable for his national team's World Cup qualifiers against Argentina and Paraguay.

Suarez will definitely miss Barca's league opener against Real Betis and further fixtures against Alaves and Espanyol, with the trip to Getafe on September 17 representing a potential opportunity to return to action.

Real's thrashing of Barcelona has Pique feeling 'inferior'

With the 30-year-old on the sidelines Barca's former 'MSN' frontline contains only Lionel Messi as Neymar recently made a world-record move to Paris St Germain.

A statement published on Barca's website on Thursday afternoon said medical tests on Suarez had revealed damage to the back of his right knee.

Defender Gerard Pique, meanwhile, has injured an adductor muscle and could also miss Sunday's meeting with Betis.

Reinforcements may be on their way, though, with Barca general manager Pep Segura on Wednesday claiming the signings of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, from Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund respectively, are "close".

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