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Barcelona looks towards October as a very challenging

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The month of October has arrived and so have the important games for Barcelona. These are the do-or-die games for the Catalans that will decide their fate in UCL and La Liga. So far, they have only been beaten by german champions Bayern Munich. Other than that, the team has nearly been flawless with brilliant performances all over the pitch. Robert Lewandowski and Ousmane Dembele look in blistering form as they look to guide the team toward glory. September month proved to be very easy for the club as the international break also arrived. The likes of Ansu Fati, and Bellerin had some much-needed rest and trained in isolation.

But things did not go as planned for Barcelona. Ronald Araujo and Jules Kounde are out for at least a month suffering injuries in an international break. Araujo underwent surgery last week in Finland and will try to come back as soon as possible. As for Kounde, he might just be back in time for the Clasico. Barcelona plays some big games this month and these injuries will be a big blow for the defense. Also, the dutch duo of Depay and Frenkie are also out with Injuries. Hector Bellerin also got a knock in his left leg and will be out for some time. The squad is very thin at the moment and the likes of Pique, and Ferran have to step up.

The team plays the likes of Inter Milan twice, Bayern Munich, and the much-awaited fixture with Real Madrid. The loss of Araujo and Kounde will be big but Xavi will hope that his team comes up. This is where the big squad for Barcelona comes in hand. The signing of Christensen will be very handy at this time with the Danish CB impressing Xavi. This is a make-or-break month for the Catalans where their fate in the Champions League will be decided. Also, Real Madrid dropped points this weekend which puts them level on points with Barcelona. The El Clasico will be very interesting given the recent form of both teams.

Barcelona still have financial problems to solve

With most things going right on the pitch, the same may or may not be said for off the pitch. The Catalans have debt on their head that they have to pay up to a certain time. But one which feels really forced is the payment of Ferran Torres’ transfer fee. The Spaniard arrived from Manchester City this january and has had a rough start to the season.

The Catalans still have to pay £45million for his signing as the transfer was agreed in installments. The 22-year-old came during a very tough time for Barcelona who did not have the money to pay City that time. Barca have only paid £2.6m of the amount they agreed to the English Champions. This is one of the tougher transfers Barcelona carried out last season.

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