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Barcelona team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Real Betis

Sports Mole rounds up all of Barcelona's injury and suspension news ahead of their La Liga clash with Real Betis.

Barcelona will be looking to make it three straight La Liga victories under new head coach Xavi when they welcome Real Betis to Camp Nou on December 4.

The Catalan giants recorded a 3-1 victory over Villarreal in the league on Saturday, which has moved them into seventh position in the table.

Xavi's team are now unbeaten in their last four league matches, with their last loss in Spain's top flight coming in Ronald Koeman's final game at the helm at the end of October.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up all of Barcelona's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the fixture with Real Betis, who have been in impressive form this season.


Martin Braithwaite

Barcelona's Martin Braithwaite celebrates scoring their third goal against Real Sociedad in La Liga on August 15, 2021© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: Unknown

Martin Braithwaite continues to recover from knee surgery, and the experienced forward is facing a battle to return to the field before the end of the year.


Sergio Aguero

Barcelona's Sergio Aguero on October 17, 2021© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Heart
Possible return date: Unknown

Sergio Aguero could allegedly be forced into an early retirement due to his heart problems, with the Argentina international believed to be preparing to make an announcement on his future.


Ansu Fati

Ansu Fati in action for Barcelona in October 2021© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: Unknown

Ansu Fati picked up a hamstring problem during the clash with Celta Vigo before the international break, and the Spain international will again be unavailable for selection here.


Pedri

Barcelona's Pedri pictured on September 14, 2021 © Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Muscle
Possible return date: Unknown

Pedri has suffered a setback in his recovery from a muscular problem, and it has been reported in Spain that the youngster will have to miss the remainder of the year.


Sergi Roberto

Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto pictured on May 2, 2021© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Muscle
Possible return date: Unknown

Barcelona revealed earlier this week that Sergi Roberto is currently on the sidelines with a muscular problem, and it is unclear when the Spaniard will be available for selection once again.


Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba sits injured on February 15, 2020© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Muscle
Possible return date: December 4 (vs. Real Betis)

Jordi Alba had to be replaced in the 71st minute of the clash with Villarreal after picking up a muscular problem, and the left-back has therefore emerged as a doubt for this match.


BARCELONA'S SUSPENSION LIST

Barcelona have no players suspended for this match.


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