Teenage midfielder Pedri suffered an injury relapse just before entering the October break with the national team. This prevented him from marching with Barca to Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium and missing out on the Nations League campaign with him. Spain team.
At Barca’s return training session on Monday (October 11) after a few days off, Pedri has not trained with the whole team. Until Tuesday (October 12), this small midfielder has not appeared.
According to the Spanish newspaper Sport, Pedri will have to sit out in Barca’s next two matches, including the match against Valencia in La Liga and the confrontation with Dinamo Kiev in the European Cup. The reason is because the Blaugrana does not want to risk the 18-year-old player.
The source also said that Pedri could be back in time for the match against Real Madrid on October 24. However, there is no guarantee that he will be able to play in the super classic match.
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In addition to Pedri, another Barca player who will also be absent in the next two matches is midfielder Ronald Araujo. According to Mundo Deportivo, Araujo picked up a muscle injury while training with the Uruguay national team and will miss the matches against Valencia and Dinamo Kiev.
Particularly in the match against the Russian representative in the C1 arena, Barca will also not be able to have the service of young midfielder Eric Garcia due to the red card received in the 0-3 defeat against Benfica. Most likely, Koeman will let Barca return with the familiar central defender pair Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet.
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In addition to the many absences mentioned above, Barca’s attack is continuously receiving a lot of good news. Before that, Ansu Fati returned from a long injury and also scored in a 3-0 victory over Levante. Meanwhile, Sergio Aguero is fully fit and ready to play his debut against Valencia after recovering from a calf injury. Ousmane Dembele has also returned to normal training with the whole team after undergoing surgery.