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Yusuf Demir’s Barcelona future in doubt – report

Some rotations are made out of necessity and some are made out of tactical wherewithal. What hasn’t been clear in the case of Yusuf Demir, is which one of those two he falls under. In the early stages of the year, Demir was receiving a decent amount of playing time. The youngsterfeatured against Bayern Munich and seemed like he was set-up for a solid season with the club. However, he hasn’t featured in the last five matches leaving us to …

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How will Barcelona line up against Rayo Vallecano?

Barcelona head to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday aiming to bounce back from a disappointing Clasico defeat to Real Madrid at the weekend. Ronald Koeman has some injuries to deal with for the match and faces a Rayo side who have won all four home games in La Liga so far in 2021-22. Barca haven’t managed an away win yet in La Liga and the pressure on Koeman will be really on if the Catalans drop points again. Let’s look at …

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FC Barcelona News: 26 October 2021

FC Barcelona and Boca Juniors to meet in Maradona Cup in honour of the Argentine legend – FC BarcelonaGame in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December 14 honours the memory, one year after his death, of one of the greatest footballers ever to grace the game Agüero opens Barça account – FC BarcelonaSunday has been a bittersweet day for Sergio Agüero. The Argentinian got to play in his first Clásico and used the occasion to score his first goal in a …

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Barça 1-2 Madrid: Tactical Review

Barcelona lost El Clásico 2-1 to Real Madrid at Camp Nou on Sunday in another depressing day for Barça fans, but it was far from a walk in the park from Los Blancos as some may have expected. Barça competed hard and deserved more from the game, and for the first time in a while Ronald Koeman did most things right as a coach. Barça started the game in a 4-3-3 formation with a few personnel tweaks: Eric García started …

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Barcelona to play Boca Juniors in ‘Maradona Cup’

Barcelona have announced they will plan Boca Juniors in a friendly in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December 14 in honor of Diego Maradona. The game between the two sides is being called the ‘Maradona Cup’ and has been arranged to “honour the memory of the great Diego Armando Maradona just over a year after his death.” Maradona, one of the greatest players to ever grace the game of football, passed away on 25 November 2020 at the age of 60 …

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Dembele returns to full training with Barcelona

Ousmane Dembele was back in group training with Barcelona on Monday as he nears a return to first-team action. The French forward has missed the start of the season after undergoing surgery over the summer after picking up an injury at Euro 2020. It’s thought Dembele will be given the medical green light in the coming days and will be in the squad either for Wednesday’s game at Rayo or the visit of Alaves on Saturday. The forward looks to …

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Barcelona confirm Frenkie de Jong hamstring injury

Barcelona confirmed on Monday that Frenkie de Jong is out of action with a hamstring injury picked up against Real Madrid on Sunday. There’s no mention of how long De Jong will be sidelined for but it seems like he’ll miss at least two games, starting with Wednesday’s trip to Rayo Vallecano. It’s been reported that De Jong actually had the issue before Sunday’s match but ended up playing anyway and simply made the problem worse. Diario AS are reporting …

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Koeman’s job at Barcelona still not in danger – report

Despite another poor result in the league against a rival, Ronald Koeman’s job is reportedly still not in danger. Up to this point, Barca has stayed consistent with what they’ve said about Koeman being the guy for the job this year. Sunday’s result means Koeman still hasn’t beaten Los Blancos since taking charge and has seen the Catalans slip five points behind Los Blancos in the table after only nine games played. The next three matches against Rayo Vallecano, Alaves, …

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Pedri set for further tests on injured thigh – report

If you wanted some good news following a tough Clasico loss at home, you’re gonna wanna close out this article. According to a report from Diario, Pedri’s injury recovery has taken a setback. The youngster picked up the knock a little over a month ago and re-injured it against Benfica. He was close to returning after the injury to his thigh, but re-injured it in training last week ahead of El Clasico. As a result of the setback, he’s set …

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Five talking points from Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Sunday’s Clasico against Real Madrid was another big game for Barcelona and another failure from coach Ronald Koeman who hasn’t managed a single victory in a key game since taking over. Yes, things may have been different if Sergino Dest had opened the scoring for Barcelona but, simply put, Real Madrid were better in pretty much every area and also had a clear plan. Barca may be in a team in transition but they still have bags of quality players …

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