Barcelona star ruled out of Cadiz clash

Spanish giants Barcelona are set to be without a key member of the club’s backline for their next domestic outing.

The player in question? Ronald Araujo.

Barca, of course, are currently locked in action. Amid efforts to open up a hefty 11-point advantage over Clasico rivals Real Madrid atop the Spanish top-flight, Xavi Hernandez’s troops have made the trip to El Madrigal, for a showdown with Villarreal.

And, as things stand in Castellon, this is precisely what the Blaugrana are headed towards.

This comes owing to a solitary goal on the part of in-form Pedri, notched with a little over a quarter of an hour on the clock:

As alluded to above, though, amid what has proven an otherwise productive evening’s work for Barcelona to date, the Catalans have also been dealt something of a blow on the personnel front.

This comes after star defender Ronald Araujo picked up a booking on the stroke of the interval.

Owing to an accumulation of yellow cards, the Uruguayan, as a result, has been ruled out of Barca’s next La Liga outing, when Xavi and co. are set to play host to relegation-battling Cadiz a week from today.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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