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Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi (R) shoots to score his second goal, their fourth, during the Champions League group B football match match between Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona at Wembley Stadium in London, on October 3, 2018.

It's hardly been vintage Barcelona this season but with the firepower at their disposal, they still look well on course to win the league title. It's not often that the Barcelona number 10 misses a chance like that.

Coutinho started a game for the first time since December 2 on Thursday in Barcelona's 2-1 loss at Levante and the attacking midfielder converted a penalty in the 85th minute.

According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Coutinho, who has been left out of the starting XI in each of Barcelona's last four league matches, is believed to be growing increasingly unhappy with his marginalised role having lost his spot to Ousmane Dembele.

The finishing touches were put on the victory by Suarez, who fooled everyone by shaping for a cross into the box, only to swerve an outside-of-the-boot finish past Asier Riesgo.

Coutinho became the club's most expensive signing in history when he swapped Merseyside for Barcelona but it has not all gone to plan for the club or the player.

Barca were enjoying themselves as Coutinho flicked the ball over one opponent's head and Suarez did the same through another's legs.

A double one-two with Suarez led to the opening goal.

Griezmann has now scored all of Atletico's last six goals and this latest one proved the difference in a cagey contest at the Wanda Metropolitano. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer passed his first "real" tactical test with a tough 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Karim Benzema had gone off with a dislocated finger and Isco remained on the bench, watching three youngsters sent on instead of him. But he was left all alone against Suarez when Sergi Roberto caught the defense out of position with a quick throw-in directly to Suarez, who shot past Riesgo from a tight angle in the 59th.


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