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FC Barcelona News: 14 September 2021; All set for Bayern Munich, Braithwaite to undergo surgery

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

Athletic Club v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Braithwaite to undergo surgery - FC Barcelona
The first team player Martin Braithwaite has a femoropatellar injury in his left knee which has not responded to conservative treatment. The Danish striker will undergo surgery in the coming days. The Club will publish a new injury update when the process has taken place.

Ronald Koeman says Barça can cause Bayern problems - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman stressed the importance of 'competing' in the 2021/22 Champions League. The Dutchman appeared before the press ahead of his side's opening fixture against a Bayern Munich team for whom the Barça boss believes his squad is ready 'to cause problems.'

It will be tough but we are determined says Sergio - FC Barcelona
Everything is ready to go for the start of Champions League 21/22. Barça welcome Bayern for the first group stage match with a kick-off time of 9:00pm CEST this Tuesday. A real clash of the titans and the Barça players are "eager and excited to start such a special competition again."

Neuer says Barça are more unpredictable without Messi - FC Barcelona
Great players before a great match. Mirroring FC Barcelona, Munich hosted a press conference featuring coach Julian Nagelsmann and captain Manuel Neuer. Both agreed that not facing Leo Messi will be "strange", but they indicated caution rather than optimism when it comes to this "different” Barça.

Ronald Koeman raises eyebrows at Barcelona: "The club has a future thanks to me" - Football Espana
Ronald Koeman has raised eyebrows with comments he’s made about Joan Laporta. The Barcelona coach and president enjoy an interesting relationship; Laporta openly tried to bring in another coach over the summer only to stick with Koeman once it became clear it wasn’t going to be possible to recruit a replacement.

Koeman gives clues on fitness of Coutinho & Luuk de Jong pre-Bayern - SPORT
Ronald Koeman has problems in attack for Tuesday's Champions League opener vs. Bayern Munich after Martin Braithwaite was ruled out until 2022. Barcelona are also without Sergio Aguero, Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati for the European tie at Camp Nou this week.