Barcelona will have to do without suspended striker Neymar for Sunday`s La Liga clash with Rayo Vallecano, but the Brazilian`s absence could be an ideal opportunity for Pedro to show his value to coach Luis Enrique.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Saturday claimed that Lionel Messi doesn't care about other players' statistics. The Argentine scored a brace and provided two assists helping Barca rout Elche at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.
Barcelona host Paris St Germain for Wednesday`s Champions League Group F showdown on something of a high after securing a seventh straight victory in all competitions on Sunday, according to forward Pedro.
Barcelona has reportedly opened the transfer door for their striker Cesc Fasbregas to top clubs including Manchester United and Arsenal if they are willing to pay an amount of 45 million pounds for the player.
Manchester City and Manchester United are reportedly keeping an eye on Barcelona star Pedro as there have been claims that the winger is close to quitting the La Liga side after losing his regular starting place.
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to become Barcelona`s all-time record goalscorer as they cut the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid to four points ahead of their meeting next weekend with a 7-0 thrashing of Osasuna.
Lionel Messi and Neymar are ready to return for Barcelona against Getafe in the King`s Cup on Wednesday but coach Gerardo Martino has a selection headache with the fine form of Pedro and Alexis Sanchez.
Barcelona forward Pedro has pointed to Lionel Messi as the reason for the Catalan side’s 1-1 Champions League draw against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, which sends them through to the semi-finals on away goals.