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Barcelona key player set to return for El Clasico

Diario AS in Spain provided a new update on Pedri's return (h/t Barça Buzz). After getting injured in the Champions League match against Bayern Munich, the 18-year-old was initially ruled out.

Just a week later, the Spain international was hurried back into the matchday squad to face Benfica in the same competition. Ronald Koeman decided to immediately start the youngster following his comeback, but the experiment backfired when Pedri was ruled out due to a recurrence.

As a result, he was unable to play in the match against Atletico Madrid. The Catalans were dealt a major blow, as the teenager has proven to be a key member of their midfield.

According to reports, he will be ready to face arch-rivals Real Madrid on October 24th. It's also not out of the question that he'll be fit in time for the games against Dynamo Kyiv and Valencia.

This is a huge boost for Ronald Koeman, who is under a lot of pressure. The Dutchman's job is hanging to him by a thread. Positive results in the next three games are crucial if he wants to keep his job as manager of the team.

With the teenager back, Barcelona's midfield trio of Sergio Busquets, Pedri, and Frenkie de Jong can once again flourish and take control of the midfield.

Pedri, despite being first called up, missed the crucial rounds of the UEFA Nations League owing to the same injury. Gavi, on the other hand, got his first international call-up and played 83 minutes against Italy, which was good news.

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