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Frenkie de Jong ruled out of Barcelona’s Champions League clash with Inter

The Dutchman remains on the sidelines

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Barcelona will be without midfielder Frenkie de Jong again for Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Inter at the San Siro.

The Dutchman returned from international duty with a thigh injury and was ruled out of Saturday’s win over Real Mallorca.

De Jong did train on Sunday morning, but away from the group, and it’s now been decided he’s not ready to make his return just yet. Jules Koundé, Ronald Araujo, Memphis Depay, and Hector Bellerín are also still out.

Xavi’s team will fly out to Italy on Monday morning and train in the evening. We’ll also hear from the Barcelona boss at that point when he speaks to reporters ahead of the game.

The Barca boss made changes to his midfield for the win at Mallorca with Franck Kessie handed a rare start and Pedri given a breather.

Pedri will be expected to return against Inter, alongside Sergio Busquets and Gavi, unless Barca suffer any more injuries ahead of the game.

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