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Araújo and Pedri will not be available for the classic against Real Madrid
It seems that Barcelona is denied the good news this season and now Koeman faces a new problem, this in the face of the Spanish super classic. And the thing is that the Barcelona coach will not be able to count on two of his main players to face Real Madrid on Sunday. In the case of Dembelé, it has not yet been ruled out.
However, in the case of Pedri and Ronald Araújo there will no longer be any miracle, since neither of the two players will be available this Sunday for the Spanish classic.
Pedri has not been able to carry out any work with the ball so far, while Araújo could be out of the field even another week after the injury with his selection.
The possible return of Dembelé
The only light at the end of the tunnel that Koeman seems to see is that of Ousmane Dembelé, who could have an option to play against Real Madrid, although he will arrive very conditioned, so he can surely only play around ten or fifteen minutes.
Who will be sure in the Barcelona call-up will be the central Eric Garcia, who will not be able to be in the Champions League day due to sanction.
The absences of Barcelona
Ronald Koeman's team has been raising its head a bit compared to its start to the season, also, the coach has managed to stay in command of the club despite having been more outside the team than inside.
Right now, Barcelona has a great opportunity to show that they are still there and that they can fight in the Santander League, this is how they will have to get a victory next Sunday against Real Madrid. However, it will present some absences for that Spanish classic.
The loss of Pedri
The medical services that treat the player so far are treating his injury very cautiously, especially since the player comes from a quadriceps relapse in his left leg.
The Barcelona player had been injured on September 15 in the Champions League match against Bayern, and 15 days later against Benfica he broke again in the same area.
This has become an injury that has forced the club and the player himself to be very careful, so it is already ruled out for the classic against Real Madrid and for the game against Rayo Vallecano, in order that he can arrive fully recovered for the game against Alavés on October 30 and thus be able to have him for the Champions match against Dinamo on November 2.
The fall of Araújo
It can be said that the case of Araújo is the same or even worse than that of Pedri, who injured the hamstrings of his right leg with his national team about 10 days ago.
Currently, the club has not wanted to give any prognosis of the player, but it is estimated that the time of absence according to his injury will be three weeks. Which means that in the best of cases he could be available for the game against Dinamo in Kiev.
The return of Dembelé
On the other hand, Dembelé seems to be improving very quickly, the route of his return marked between 10 and 15 training sessions with the group, this coming Saturday he would be completing 13 training sessions in work with the group, so it cannot be ruled out that he is available for this Sunday, although he will clearly be conditioned by his lack of rhythm and physical condition, who has already had four months without playing an official game and many injuries behind him.
Taking into account that Dembelé is a player who has suffered many injuries, the Spanish club will take all the necessary measures to ensure that the player is in a very good condition before playing again and thus avoid any relapse.
Possibly against Real Madrid you can see him play very few minutes, this in order to get back into rhythm with his teammates and can have him back 100% quickly.