First it was Neymar’s sad departure, now it is the news of Luis Suarez out-injured for one month.

This is not a good time for Barcelona.

A disgraceful 5-1 aggregate loss to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup is no doubt a sign of ‘evil days’ ahead.

Little wonder the Spanish giants are doing everything possible to sign Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Dortmund’s Ousemane Dembele.

Suarez suffered the injury in the second half of Wednesday's 2-0 defeat away to Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

Barcelona said in a statement published on their website that "Luis Suarez will be out of action for around four weeks. Tests carried out on Thursday morning confirm that the Uruguayan has a distension in the posterior articular capsule in his right knee picked up in the second half of the Clasico on Wednesday in the Santiago Bernabeu,"

Suarez will now miss Barcelona's first three games of the season in La Liga - at home to Betis on Sunday, away to Alaves on August 26 and at home to Espanyol on September 9.

He will also miss Uruguay's World Cup qualifying ties against Argentina on August 31 and Paraguay on September 5 and is likely to sit out his club's first Champions League group game on September 12 or 13.

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