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FC Barcelona News: 16 September 2021; Joan Laporta asks for patience, Jordi Alba, Pedri injuries confirmed

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona v Bayern Munchen: Group E - UEFA Champions League Photo by DAX Images/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Recovery session at the Ciutat Esportiva - FC Barcelona
Work continues at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Following the defeat against Bayern Munich in the opening fixture of the Champions League, thought now turn to next week which promises three games in just seven days.

Debut day for Luuk de Jong - FC Barcelona
Five days after his official presentation, Luuk de Jong got to play his first game in a Barça shirt. It was hardly the ideal debut for the Dutch striker, with Barça losing 3-0 to Bayern at Camp Nou, but we did get to see some glimpses of what the 31-year-old has to offer.

Big night for Alejandro Balde - FC Barcelona
Álex Balde’s dream of making his official debut for FC Barcelona finally came true on the night of 14 September 2021. The result may have been anything like the one he wanted, but all the same it was a very special experience for the 18-year-old to play at Camp Nou, where he replaced Jordi Alba for the last quarter of an hour.

Coutinho back after 259 day absence - FC Barcelona
The result was anything like the one he or anybody else at FC Barcelona wanted, but Tuesday’s game with Bayern Munich was nevertheless a special occasion for Philippe Coutinho.

Laporta: 'I ask for your patience and confidence' - FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona president sends a message to Barça fans asking for confidence and support for the team after the setback in the opening game of the Champions League

Jordi Alba hamstring injury confirmed - FC Barcelona
Tests carried out on Wednesday morning on Jordi Alba have revealed that he has inured the biceps femoris muscle in his right hamstring. As a result, the player is unavailable for selection until he has recovered.

Pedri has a left thigh injury - FC Barcelona
The first team player Pedri has a quadriceps muscle injury in his left thigh. The player is unavailable for selection and his recovery will dictate his return.