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FC Barcelona News: 5 December 2023; Iñigo Martínez injury confirmed, Marc-André ter Stegen facing back surgery dilemma

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona v Atletico Madrid - LaLiga EA Sports Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Recovery session after win against Atlético - FC Barcelona
The return to work is always sweeter after a victory such as Barça's on Sunday against Atlético Madrid in La Liga at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys. Xavi Hernández's squad got back to training on Monday morning with all the available first team players present at the Ciutat Esportiva along with Percan and Pocho from Barça Atlètic and Bernal, Quim Junyent and Cubarsí from the U19 squad.

Iñigo Martínez has biceps femoral muscle injury in right hamstring - FC Barcelona
Tests carried out on Monday show that the first team player Iñigo Martínez has a biceps femoral muscle injury in his right hamstring. The defender is unavailable for selection and his recovery will dictate his return.

João Félix's great performance against Atlético - FC Barcelona
It just had to be. João Félix was the match winner on Sunday with his goal giving Barça a vital victory in the clash with the team he left in the summer to join the blaugranes on loan, Atlético Madrid. The Portuguese foward's first half strike was the cherry on the top of a performance which highlighted Félix's all round game in the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys.

The coronation of Iñaki Peña - FC Barcelona
Two names were particularly on everyone's lips after FC Barcelona beat Atlético Madrid 1-0 on Sunday. The first was João Félix, scorer of the only goal in a fabulous individual performance, and the other was Iñaki Peña, who has been standing as goalkeeper while Ter Stegen recovers from a back issue, and who made some vital saves to ensure the three points stayed at home.

Lamine Yamal and Aitana Bonmatí receive Golden Boy 2023 awards - FC Barcelona
The Golden Boy 2023 awards presented by Tuttosport were certainly golden from a Barça point of view with two players collecting awards in the male and female categories.

Barcelona infuriated by linesman eavesdropping on dressing room following Atletico Madrid win - report - Football España
Barcelona had their frustrations eased on Sunday evening by a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid, but it did not stop the players and fans from venting their frustration at the referee. Nor were the former thrilled to find one of the linesman outside their dressing room after the match had finished.

Barcelona to dip into budget from next season in order to register striker Vitor Roque in January - Football España
Barcelona will have to allocate some of their salary limit space for next season towards Vitor Roque this campaign, if they want to register the Brazilian striker instead of Gavi this January. After it was confirmed by Athletico Paranaense that he has played his final home match for the side, Sporting Director confirmed this would be the case.

Barcelona hoping to have Marc-Andre ter Stegen back to 100% for Champions League knockout round - Football España
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has missed their last three games since returning early from international duty with Germany due to back pain. However that pain is yet to subside, and it looks as if it could mean surgery for their second captain.

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