FC Barcelona will continue their challenge for a title this season when they visit Eintracht Frankfurt in the first-leg of their Europa League quarter final on Thursday.

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Coach Xavi Hernandez is without right back Sergino Dest and forward Memphis Depay through injury, while Luuk de Jong also misses out after testing positive for Covid-19 at the end of last week and Dani Alves isn’t included in Barca’s squad for Europe. Meanwhile Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti and Ansu Fati are long-term absentees, who have also remained in Barcelona to continue their recovery process.

The club and Araujo seem to be close to agreefender to extend his contract with the club and a new deal could now be signed in the coming days after several months of on-off discussions, reports Xinhua.

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