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FC Barcelona News: 21 September 2021; Barça draw with Granada, Alejandro Balde injured

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona V Granada CF - La Liga Santander Photo by Xavier Bonilla/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Barça 1-1 Granada: Incomplete fightback - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have dropped their first points at home in La Liga 2021/22, but with just a minute of regular time remaining they were heading for a 1-0 defeat. They had battled long and hard to get back into the game, but the efforts didn't pay off until the very nick of time, when Ronald Araujo powered in a header.

First starts for Demir and Balde - FC Barcelona
Monday was a special night for Yusuf Demir and Alejandro Balde. The Monday night game with Granada was, for both of them, their first official starts for FC Barcelona. They have both been appearing in matches this season, but only coming off the bench. Neither had been named in a starting line-up before.

Balde substituted due to a back problem - FC Barcelona
On the day of his debut in the starting XI Alejandro Balde was substituted before half time due to a lower back problem with more tests pending to determine the extent of the problem.

Ronald Koeman: This Barcelona is not the Barcelona of 2012 - Football Espana
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has called for a reality check over where the club is heading this season. The Dutchman oversaw a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Granada with the hosts saved by Ronald Araujo’s 90th minute header at the Camp Nou. However, with his side ending the game with an attacking partnership of Gerard Pique and Luuk De Jong, La Blaugrana came in for some criticism online.

Exclusive: The secret clause in Ansu Fati's Barcelona contract - SPORT
On Dec. 4, 2019, Barcelona announced Ansu Fati had signed a contract renewal until 2022 with the option for two more years. The clause temporarily went up to 170 million euros, later to increase to 400 million when he was officially promoted to the first team.

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