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FC Barcelona News: 24 October 2023; Preparations begin for Shakhtar Donetsk, Pedri expected to miss El Clásico

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FC Barcelona v Celta Vigo - LaLiga EA Sports Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Recovery after win against Athletic - FC Barcelona
With Marc Guiu's dramatic late winner over Athletic Club still fresh on everyone's minds, the FC Barcelona senior squad were back on the training ground this Monday morning. The Tito Vilanova field was the venue for a session that featured all of the available first teamers, as well as Barça Atlètic's Astralaga, Unai Hernández, Hector Fort and the man of the moment himself, Marc Guiu.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Shakhtar Donetsk - FC Barcelona
The Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys is the venue once again on Wednesday for the Champions League encounter between Xavi Hernández's Barça side and Ukrainians Shakhtar Donetsk on match day three of this season's group stage in the competition.

Xavi ‘detected’ Marc Guiu seven years ago - SPORT
Was it predestined? Curiously, Xavi Hernández and Marc Guiu already met in 2016. It was at the Xavi Campus that the Terrassa coach has been organising for more than a decade. In a group photo and a personal photo, the man of the moment was snapped with one of his idols, a Xavi who at the time had only recently left the club.

Barca could lose Marc Guiu for up to a month - SPORT
Marc Guiu will continue to train with the first team throughout the week. This Monday he trained under the orders of Xavi Hernández and will continue to do so until Saturday, when FC Barcelona face Real Madrid in the Clasico.

Xavi will not get back any players for Shakhtar clash - SPORT
Nothing is to be rushed. Precedents call for caution. And a relapse now would be fatal with the dense calendar in the last two months of the year. Barring an unexpected twist, Xavi will not get any of the injured players back for the Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk next Wednesday.

Which injured Barca stars will return for Clasico? - SPORT
"There are six days to go until the derby. We won't force anyone. If they're not 100 per cent they won't play because it's not worth forcing them." Xavi Hernández made his position on the injured players clear yesterday. Their participation will depend on their recoveries and no unnecessary risks will be taken.

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