Barcelona 1-0 victory over fellow La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid was marred by Gerard Pique’s injury at the Wanda Metropolitan on Sunday evening.Pique collided with Atletico Madrid Vitolo Machin Perez and was forced off and replaced by Samuel Umtiti.Though the former Manchester United star aimed to carry after the challenge but Ernesto Valverde wasn’t ready to take a gamble on a player that is not 100 percent fit.
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Pique has been vital for Barcelona in the game as they ended the game with a clean sheet. Pique has already been booked before the injury after a ruby challenge on Joao Felix and he was fortunate not to have been sent off for a tackle on Alvaro Morata before he was eventually injured and substituted.Barcelona returned to top of the La Liga table with the win over Diego Simeone’s men on Sunday.