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FC Barcelona News: 18 March 2023; Pedri suffers injury setback, Barça Women extend winning streak

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Penultimate session before El Clásico - FC Barcelona
El Clásico is getting closer every second, and to make sure they are in perfect condition for the enticing challenge, the Barça squad were on the Tito Vilanova field at the Ciutat Esportiva on Friday morning for training.

Clásico battle between the sticks - FC Barcelona
El Clásico on Sunday at Spotify Camp Nou is getting closer. And of the many fascinating duels that this fixture always throws us, we mustn't forget the goalkeepers. And in Ter Stegen and Thibaut Courtois, we are talking about two of the best in the world.

Balde and Gavi in Luis de la Fuente's first Spain squad - FC Barcelona
Three months after the World Cup, international football is back on the menu from March 20 to 28, with teams in Europe now focused on the qualifiers for Euro 2024, which is being hosted by Germany.

Barça Women 5–1 Valencia: Unbeaten run continues - FC Barcelona
Barça continue their perfect season with another victory. Goals from Rolfö (2), Salma Paralluelo (2) and Marta Torrejón handed Jonatan Giráldez's team a 5-1 win against Valencia in the league, victory number 22 this season in the domestic championship.

Pedri's injury situation becomes complicated for Barcelona - SPORT
Unexpectedly, Pedri once again felt muscular discomfort and had to withdraw from the session with an injury. The player will not only miss the Clasico, but will not be able to participate in the national team matches against Norway and Scotland and is also in serious doubt for the cup match against Madrid on April 5.

Pedri also pulled out of Spain squad after injury setback - SPORT
After confirming the bad news about Pedri's injury, who felt discomfort again in training on Friday, the Royal Spanish Football Federation has announced that the Tenerife-born midfielder has been withdrawn from the national team's training camp for the matches against Norway and Scotland.

Barca chief Joan Laporta's firm message for the Clasico - SPORT
FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta delivered a strong message, just a few hours before the start of the Clasico between Barça and Real Madrid at Camp Nou, which could deal an almost definitive blow to La Liga.

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