In the span of just two weeks, catalonia's atmosphere has grown from blossoming to gloom. Just when it felt like Barcelona had found their rhythm.
With the World Cup due in November, clubs around the world have a busy schedule for the coming month and Xavi's side is no different.
His first opponent after the break is Mallorca. Javier Aguirre's side are currently tenth in the league standings with two wins and two draws from six games.
The Catalans have won their last nine matches against the hosts and will look to extend that record on Saturday night.
Barca Universal has brought you three talking points from the team's first game after the international break.
During the FIFA International break, it looked like every game brought a new injury to Barcelona's doorstep. As the name stacked up after name.
With his two best centre-backs for the next few weeks, Xavi Hernandez will have to put on his thinking cap. They don't lack options right now.
Barring a minor setback at the start of the campaign, Xavi's men have dominated all their games this season. Even in their only defeat that came against Bayern Munich.
The month of October is fierce and important for the team's campaign in all competitions. The Blograna has fixtures against Inter Milan