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Atletico duo Fernandez, Godin suffer knee ligament injuries

L - BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 30: Augusto Fernandez of Atletico de Madrid looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid at Camp Nou on January 30, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images) R - MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 30: Diego Godin of Club Atletico de Madrid reacts after failing to score during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid at Estadio de Vallecas on December 30, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

L - BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 30: Augusto Fernandez of Atletico de Madrid looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid at Camp Nou on January 30, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images) R - MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 30: Diego Godin of Club Atletico de Madrid reacts after failing to score during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid at Estadio de Vallecas on December 30, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

MADRID --

Atletico Madrid says midfielder Augusto Fernandez suffered a partial tear of ligaments in his left knee during its 2-1 defeat at Barcelona on Saturday.

It also says that defender Diego Godin twisted ligaments in his left knee during the match.

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Atletico says Fernandez, who arrived this winter to substitute the injured Tiago Mendes, will undergo rehabilitation.

The Argentine was carried off the Camp Nou pitch in the 75th minute.

The club says Godin suffered his injury late in the match. The Uruguay center back is a key player for coach Diego Simeone.

It didn't give expected recovery times for either player.

The loss left Atletico three points behind leader Barcelona in second place.