Barcelona star Phillippe Coutinho car towed away over illegal parking before his new home is burgled.
The 25-year-old is not involved in the last-16 match at Stamford Bridge because he is cup-tied after his involvement in the group stages with Liverpool.
And Coutinho’s intention of exploring the Sagrada Familia – a temple – on Monday turned into a disastrous trip.
The £145million star man ended up having to watch his Audi 4×4 being towed away after parking illegally in the street. The friends who he was first spotted with in the city were later seen climbing into a taxi.
He was spotted watching on, his face moderately hidden by a green baseball cap as he car was lifted by a lorry and taken away.
On Monday evening, Coutinho’s misfortune took a more sinister turn when, according to Spanish publication Sport, he returned home from a family meal to discover that he had been burgled.
Coutinho is believed to have got back to his house at 1:30am Spanish time. Sport say that thieves accessed Coutinho’s house in the Bellamar region via one of the neighboring houses, which is having building work carried out on it.
Barcelona star was then pictured driving back into his house on Tuesday after reacquiring his car from authorities. The police later arrived on the scene to investigate the alleged burglary.
Barcelona are next in La Liga action on Saturday, at home to Girona, with Coutinho set to return to the first-team fold. He made a substitute appearance in the 2-0 win over Eibar last Saturday, replacing Andres Iniesta after 63 minutes.
Barcelona currently lead the La Liga standings in Spain, seven points clear of second place Atletico Madrid.