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Philippe Coutinho makes Barcelona debut after £142m Liverpool move

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Philippe Coutinho has made his long-awaited Barcelona debut, replacing Andrés Iniesta, in a 2-0 win over Espanyol in the Copa del Rey.

The former Liverpool player, who made the £142m move earlier this month, had been forced to wait on the sidelines because of a thigh injury. He replaced the Barça captain after 68 minutes as the hosts made it through to the semi-finals, 2-1 on aggregate.

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