Bad news for Ronald Koeman ahead of 'El Clasico'. The Barcelona coach will be without two of his first-choice players for Sunday's clash with Real Madrid.
Barcelona's coaching staff do not want to take any risks with the Tenerife player. On Wednesday, Pedri has not yet touched the ball and they prefer to be cautious before there is a relapse in his injury.
In fact, Pedri is even a doubt for the game against Rayo Vallecano next Wednesday, so the most likely date to see the midfielder again would be the 30th against Alaves.
Araujo will not be available for Sunday's 'El Clasico' either. The Uruguayan, who was injured with the national team, still has hamstring problems and has not even been able to do any work on the pitch.
Koeman is still holding out hope for Ousmane Dembele, according to 'AS'. The Frenchman has a slim chance of playing a part, albeit as a substitute.
Koeman knows that the match against Real Madrid is not just another game, but one that could mark the future not only of the team but also his own.
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