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FC Barcelona could lose a key player for Sunday’s El Clasico

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With El Clasico right around the corner, FC Barcelona could lose a key player with a muscular injury that doesn’t seem to go away soon. 

FC Barcelona is in deep trouble with El Clasico right around the corner on Sunday, they might lose a key player for this match. Throughout last season, Pedri played over 73 matches that turned him into one of the most used footballers in the world. Only Bruno Fernandes played more matches then he did during the long run both of them had. It was only natural he could be prone to injure himself with some type of muscular issue. Finally, after only a couple of weeks resting, he suffered an issue on his left leg.

Since then, Pedri hasn’t been able to completely recover and his El Clasico participation is in serious doubt. Only a miracle could make Pedri play that game on Sunday at Camp Nou. He has been training on his own over the last few days without touching the ball. Ronald Koeman doesn’t want to risk him falling injured a third time this season, which is why he decided to leave him out of today’s match against Dynamo Kyiv. But El Clasico is also looking increasingly more difficult to play for Pedri. 

Ronald Araujo might miss El Clasico as well. 

According to Diario Sport, Ronald Araujo could also miss El Clasico with more muscular issues that are preventing him from training with his teammates. The Uruguay international was unlucky during the international break after falling injured on his right leg. Barcelona is playing with Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet for today’s match and will likely play with the same couple on Sunday.

This news comes as a major shock ahead of one of the most important games of the season that could also decide Ronald Koeman’s future at the Catalan club. On the bright side of things, Ousmane Dembele has options to play against Real Madrid if his recovery keeps going as it has been over the last couple of weeks. The Frenchman is returning from yet another lengthy injury recovery amid several rumors that speak about his possible exit from the club next summer.