International matches are costing Barcelona. They have been playing for two days and Xavi does not win for frights at every moment, now that a very intense part of the course begins, with two games per week until the World Cup begins. Five players have been injured with their national teams, and this is the state of them.

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Frenkie de Jong left the concentration of the Netherlands, which faced Poland with a 0-2 victory. At the break of the game he was substituted. “We changed Frenkie For caution. He showed tense muscles and that’s why I took him off, but he told me that he hopes to play against Belgium”, Van Gaal said. Then they decided that he would return to Barcelona and skip the last game of the “Oranje”.

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It won’t be in it Memphis Depay, whose situation looks worse than that of his compatriot. At 50 minutes he reached for his back of left thigh and went straight to the locker room. Everything points to a muscle injury that could keep him out for several weeks, now that he had vindicated himself with a great game on the last day against Elche, signed with a great goal.

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Also Dembélé finished charged the duel of France against Austria (2-0), despite the fact that he barely participated for a quarter of an hour. He has stayed with the “bleu” team, which on Sunday faces Denmark, but he is looked at out of the corner of his eye. Much more worrying is Koundéwho has returned to Barcelona with an injury to the posterior aspect of the left thigh which will surely make him miss the classic against Real Madrid, in the absence of evidence.

The last to fall was Araujoanother defender, who did not last a minute in the field. At 40 seconds, he hit the ground with a right adductor injury and quickly to be substituted. Both he and Koundé are two defenders who could be considered starters at Barcelona.

We are now entering a phase of the season in which the depth of the squad is going to be important. On October 1, Barcelona visits Mallorca. Later, the third day of the Champions League, the important duel with the Inter at home On October 9 the Celtic visit the Camp Nou. Follow the Barça-Inter and the Clásico against him real Madrid (October 16). Villarreal Y athletic club at home in a week with two days (October 17-23). After the bayern goes to the Camp Nou and in the League Barça visits the Valencia before the end of the Champions League group stage against Victoria Plzen, to start November. The Almeria in Barcelona and another day during the week against Osasuna in Pamplona to finish.