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Barcelona stars rue loss of Sergio Busquets

Barcelona stars rue loss of Sergio Busquets

- Luis Suarez says an injured Sergio Busquets is as important as Andres Iniesta

- Busquets suffered a sprained external lateral ligament in his right ankle on Sunday

- Barcelona coped in his absence, defeating Eibar 4 - 0 away in a La Liga clash

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez says his side will feel the absence of Sergio Busquets, after the Span midfielder suffered a sprained external lateral ligament in his right ankle.

According to Suarez, an injured Busquet is as important as Andres Iniesta.

Barcelona stars rue loss of Sergio Busquets

Barcelona stars surround an injured Busquets

Barcelona defeated Eibar 4-0 in La Liga on Sunday but the win was overshadowed by an ankle injury to Busquets.

Busquets was forced to leave the field in the 10th minute following a rash tackle from Gonzalo Escalante.

Iniesta also missed the trip to Eibar with a calf injury and Suarez lamented the fresh blow of Busquets could derail barcelona's season.

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"We know that Sergio is a very important team-mate and that he also helps us a lot to control the ball," said the Uruguay international.

"He is a big loss in the same way Iniesta is.

"They are very difficult to replace but nevertheless we have enough players in order to keep moving forward."

Barca responded well to Busquets' injury as his replacement Denis Suarez scored his first goal for the club.

From then, familiar sources Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar sealed the points for the Spanish champions.

Barca are third in the standings, two points behind bitter rivals and leaders Real Madrid, who have a match in hand.

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