Barcelona will be looking to bounce back from their three-goal loss to Bayern Munich when they continue their 2021-22 La Liga campaign at home to Granada on Monday night. The Catalans are left fairly light upfront. Martin Braithwaite recently suffered an injury to his knee, which is expected to keep him out until November at the earliest.
Ahead of tonight's game against Athletico Madrid, Ronald Koeman’s men have been dealt another blow after promising youngster Pedri Gonzalez suffered an injury relapse. Pedri joins the trio of Martin Braithwaite, Ousmane Dembele, and Sergio Aguero in the club's current injury list.
Currently, Football Club Barcelona is short of strikers as most of them are sidelined. The sidelined strikers include Sergio Aguero, Martin Braithwaite, Ansu Fati, and Ousmane Dembele. Photo credit: Marca Though Ansu Fati is currently training with the group, the youngster hasn't been given the green light to feature in a game just yet.
Barcelona is a Spanish professional football club based in Barcelona, Spain, that competes in La Liga, the top flight of Spanish football. Barca will look to bounce back from a slightly underwhelming start to the season on Thursday when they make the trip to Cadiz. The Blaugrana currently occupy the seventh spot after four league outings, while their hosts sit three points worse off in 13th place, having played a game more.
Spanish La Liga Santander giant, FC Barcelona have not really been impressive this season across all competitions after losing some of their key players due to financial situation, which denied the club from renewing Lionel Messi's contract after initially agreeing a pre-contract to be formalized. The club's situation became deteriorated as this was complicated with the growing list of injury that kept some other key players out of action for the Catalan giant so far in their league openers.
Football Club Barcelona will be looking to return to win ways when they play Valencia at the Camp Nou tomorrow. Photo credit: Barcelona Live Ahead of the game, Ronald Koeman has a lot of roster issues to deal with. Sergio Kun Aguero and Pedri are doubts for the game while Ronald Araujo, Ousmane Dembele, and Martin Braithwaite are completely sidelined.
Spanish La Liga Santander giant, FC Barcelona have been struggling this season across all competitions trying to adapt to life after the departure of Lionel Messi to Paris Saint Germain in the last summer transfer window due to financial situation. Aside Lionel Messi leaving the club despite his pre-contract agreement with the club which was meant to be formalized before it turned the other way round, the Catalan giant also lost some other key players to other top European clubs by selling some and sending some on loan with an option to buy in the next summer transfer window.
Yesterday, Spanish La Liga outfit Villarreal added a new player to their ranks despite the transfer window not being open. The Yellow Submarines completed the signing of former Tottenham Hotspur star Serge Aurier on a free transfer. The 28-year-old Ivorian defender who plays as a right-back penned a one year contract with an option of extra two years depending on how he fairs at the club.
Following the woeful start to the season, Barcelona is expected to continue to strengthen its front line in January. Recall that Ronald Koeman has always spoken about how Barcelona lacked players who can beat best defenders on a One VS One situation. Also, the injuries to Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele, Kun Aguero, and Martin Braithwaite show that every top team should have a good squad depth.
Beaten in the opening UEFA Champions league match of the 2021/2022 season, Ronald Koeman and his men must banish the memory of that embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Bayern Munich, by giving a strong response when they play host to Granada in their fourth La Liga match of the season.
Barcelona football club of Spain youngster, Ansu Fati made his return to the squad today as he featured for the club in their 3-0 home league win against Levante after 322 days of playing his last match. The 18 years old football talent who was handed Lionel Messi's number 10 iconic shirt after the Argentine's departure to Paris Saint Germain made his first appearance for the Catalan giant after 11 months of absence.
Spanish La Liga Santander giant, FC Barcelona have not really been impressive this season as they lost some of their key players to other European clubs due to financial crisis coupled with the growing list of injury for some of the available key players left in the squad. Barcelona have really been struggling in the current campaign as they are trying to adapt to life after Lionel Messi who has always been the strong pole which the entire squad held on to, and also missing out on about six injured players who could have make it to the starting XI with the likes of Sergio Kun Aguero yet to make an appearance since his summer arrival from Manchester City, Ousmane Dembélé, Martin Braithwaite among others.
Barcelona is set to face Bayern Munich tomorrow in the first round of matches at the UEFA Champions League group stage. Ronald Koeman will have to field a strong team that can be able to face and withstand the firepower of Bayern's attack. Bayern Munich is known to be brutal this season in their attack due to their high-scoring capability.
Barcelona have been dealt a blow ahead of their UEFA Champions League opener on Tuesday night against Bayern Munich. Martin Braithwaite, the Catalan giants' striker, will miss the match due to an injury that will keep him out for the foreseeable future. Braithwaite will have to have surgery on his left knee owing to a femoropatellar injury, according to the club's official website.
For Barcelona's Champions League opener against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, manager Ronald Koeman has several attacking difficulties to consider. Injury has already sidelined Ousmane Dembele, Sergio Aguero, and Ansu Fati, while Martin Braithwaite is likely to undergo knee surgery, and Antoine Griezmann has returned to Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona will be looking to bounce back from a slightly underwhelming start of the season when they travel to face Cadiz in the Spanish La Liga. The Blaugrana are currently seventh on the Spanish La Liga League table after four matches while their host Cadiz sit point worse off in 13th place, having played a game more.
Barcelona will be active in the UEFA Champions League this Tuesday as they look to begin their fight for the prestigious trophy this season. The Spanish side will be up against a very tough side in Bayern Munich as both teams will be looking to secure their first three points in UEFA Champions League this season.
Barcelona will host Bayern Munich on Tuesday night in their UEFA Champions League group-stage opener, and Barcelona forward Martin Braithwaite is set to be out for up to four months, as a result of the injury that he sustained in Barcelona's recent victory over Getafe. Martin Christensen Braithwaite is a Danish professional footballer who plays for La Liga club Barcelona and the Denmark national team.
Barcelona will lock horns with Cadiz later today in the game week 6 fixtures of the Spanish Laliga campaign. The Blaugrana will be hoping to bounce back from their disappointing start to the new season which has seen them occupying the eighth spot on the log. Barcelona will be going into Thursday's game in search of a victory over the newly-promoted side to return to the winning ways after their shocking 1-1 draw with Granada last Monday.
Football fans have reacted as Bayern Munich released their 25-man squad for the trip to Nou Camp to take on Barcelona for their first UCL game of the season. photo credits: Getty Images Julian Nagelsmann's men will be aiming to open their UCL season with a win over the Catalans.