It will be a busy week for Barcelona and coach Xavi Hernández, especially after what went down in the international break that is about to come to an end.
The Spanish giants were already worried about Pedri's situation following his injury, and now, their boss will have to worry about replacing two members of their starting lineup.
Earlier today, midfielder Ilkay Gündogan left the pitch after picking up a harsh knock to the back in Die Mannschaft's game against France, sparking rumors about a serious injury. The player left the pitch in tears, which hints that something could be really wrong with the German footballer.
The injuries picked up by these players add up to Ronald Araujo's unavailability. The Uruguayan ace has not been able to recover from a muscular problem to his left leg, leaving the club in serious risk of not having him around for next week.
With those absences, it is safe to say that Barcelona's first match in the continental competition could be a bit tricky. Nevertheless, the Spanish giants should have no problem dealing with Royal Antwerp on Matchday 1 of the UEFA Champions League...but worse things have happened for them in that competition, and Xavi will have to work his magic to save face in their first continental fixture at home away from Camp Nou.