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FC Barcelona News: 23 October 2021; Jordi Alba to be passed fit for El Clásico, Ousmane Dembélé latest

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Preparations for El Clásico continue - FC Barcelona
On Friday the first team squad returned to training after a rest day on Thursday following the 1-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday in the Champions League. Ronald Koeman's team worked out with the available players ahead of the Sunday's Clásico against Real Madrid, kick off at 4.15pm CEST at Camp Nou.

When and where to see FC Barcelona v Real Madrid - FC Barcelona
The first Clásico of the season is an unusually early start at Camp Nou on Sunday. It's a 4.15pm kick-off local time and this page will help you to work out what time that will be where you are in the world.

The Lowdown on Real Madrid - FC Barcelona
The first Clásico of the 2021/22 season has the Camp Nou as its stage. Let’s take a look at developments in the rival camp ahead of the 4.15pm CEST kick-off on Sunday.

La Masia graduates and their debut Clásicos - FC Barcelona
Eric Garcia, Iñaki Peña, Gavi, Nico and Balde are all in line to make appear in El Clásico for the first ever on Sunday. We thought we’d take a look back at previous La Masia graduates, and see what happened when they faced Real Madrid for the first time ever at senior level.

Ousmane Dembele set for final fitness check ahead of Barcelona return - Football Espana
Barcelona will send Ousmane Dembele to Finland for a final post operation check up ahead of his eagerly awaited return. Dembele has not featured for La Blaugrana this season after suffering another hamstring injury during Euro 2020 with France.

Jordi Alba could win El Clasico fitness battle - Football Espana
Barcelona star Jordi Alba could make a shock return to fitness ahead of this weekend’s El Clasico showdown with Real Madrid. La Blaugrana play host to their arch rivals at the Camp Nou on Sunday with the stakes continuing to rise for under pressure boss Ronald Koeman.

Gerard Pique warns there are 'no favourites' in El Clásico - Football Espana
Gerard Pique believes there are ‘no favourites’ heading into this weekend’s Clásico. Sunday sees Barcelona and Real Madrid renew their rivalry at Camp Nou in the first instalments of El Clásico this season.

Barcelona to approach Umtiti or Coutinho over salary reductions - Football Espana
Barcelona are set to attempt to reduce more salaries as they look to improve their financial situation. Barca‘s finances dominated the headlines during the summer, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann departing as a result.

Barcelona close to agreeing new contract with Dembélé - Football Espana
Barcelona are said to be close to agreeing yet another new contract after tying Ansu Fati and Pedri down to long-term deals. The young duo penned improved terms over the course of the last week with Barca on a mission to retain their young talent.

Ancelotti thinks Barcelona are getting their identity back - Football Espana
Carlo Ancelotti believes Barcelona are rediscovering their identity following a turbulent few months. Barca were the talk of the summer after losing Lionel Messi amid financial turmoil, while Antoine Griezmann also departed late in the window.