Five Reasons Why FC Barcelona Can Cope With Andrés Iniesta's Absence

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Five Reasons Why FC Barcelona Can Cope With Andrés Iniesta's Absence
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As hard as it may seem to believe, these last few days have been some of the most difficult for Barcelona during the Pep Guardiola era. The Catalans surprisingly let two leads slip in a matter of days and tied 2-2 against both Real Sociedad and AC Milan; very unusual results for a side who has been almost invincible during the past few years. Needless to say, every team goes through rough patches at some point and there's no real reason to despair.

Much worse than the two draws is the hamstring injury Andrés Iniesta picked up against Milan, which will sideline him for at least one month. Losing Iniesta, a key member of the squad and one of the very best players in the world, is one of the worst things that could possibly happen to Barcelona. But Barcelona will be capable to cope without Iniesta and win in his absence. Obviously, no other midfielder in the squad is on Iniesta's level, but there are ways to make up for his absence, mostly through a collective effort from all sectors.

Here is why Barcelona will be able to cope without Iniesta.

 

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