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FC Barcelona News: 2 October 2021; All set for Atlético Madrid visit, Pedri injured again

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

SL Benfica v FC Barcelona: Group E - UEFA Champions League Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

PREVIEW | Atlético Madrid v FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona
After the disappointment of the defeat in the Champions League against Benfica, the blaugranes have to turn their attention to domestic matters with a La Liga fixture away from home at Atlético Madrid on Saturday, kick off 9pm CEST in the Wanda Metropolitano against the reigning league champions

Jordi Alba back in the squad for Atlético Madrid - FC Barcelona
The games keep coming and there is a test in La Liga on the horizon with a game on Saturday at Atlético Madrid in the Wanda Metropolitano. Ronald Koeman has Jordi Alba back fit after he was given the all clear but Pedri is out with a left thigh injury and his recovery will dictate his return.

The lowdown on Atlético Madrid - FC Barcelona
Barça are off to Atlético Madrid this Saturday at 9.00pm CEST in what is traditionally one of the biggest clashes of any Liga season. Let’s take a closer look at the mattress-makers.

Three Barça players called up to the Dutch squad - FC Barcelona
Three FC Barceiona players have been included in the Holland squad. Ex-Barça coach, Louis van Gaal, called up first team players Frenkie de Jong, Memphis Depay and Luuk de Jong for the upcoming Dutch national team matches.

Frenkie de Jong 'proud to play 100 games' - FC Barcelona
Frenkie de Jong is not just making up the numbers. Barça's '21' played his 100th game wearing the club's jersey on Wednesday in Lisbon and has been a key member of the squad for some time. Not just a guaranteed starter, the Dutchman has become an important cog in how the team plays. Everything goes through him.

Luis Suarez remains bitter over Barcelona exit in 2020 - Football Espana
Atletico Madrid star Luis Suarez has reminded Barcelona he has not forgotten how he was treated at the Camp Nou last summer. Suarez was told by Ronald Koeman he was not part of his plans ahead of the 2020/21 campaign with one year left on his contract in Catalonia.

Barcelona star Pedri ruled out of Spain squad - Football Espana
Barcelona teenage starlet Pedri will miss Spain’s UEFA Nationsof/ League semi final with Italy next week due to injury. The 18-year-old, who played a key role for Spain during both Euro 2020 and the Summer Olympics, and he was included in Luis Enrique’s confirmed 23-man squad yesterday.

Andres Iniesta makes Barcelona return promise - Football Espana
Barcelona icon Andres Iniesta has confirmed his long term plan to return to the club in the coming years. Iniesta established himself as key part of the La Blaugrana midfield from 2002 to 2018 before joining Japanese side Vissel Kobe following an emotional end at the Camp Nou.

Laporta has already made irreversible decision on Koeman - Football Espana
Koeman is expected to remain in charge for this weekend’s clash with Atletico Madrid, but he will not be on the bench due to his ongoing suspension. That game looks set to be the Dutchman’s last in charge, with change likely during the subsequent international break.

Laporta has impossible Barcelona dream involving Tuchel - Football Espana
Joan Laporta has a dream over Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel amid growing pressure over Ronald Koeman. Koeman looks set to be dismissed as head coach during the international break, with Barcelona‘s La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid this weekend increasingly looking like his final game.