Huge Boost For Barcelona Ahead Of City Clash

Barcelona have received a major boost ahead of the Champions League game with Manchester City on Wednesday (19 October), with Mundo Deportivo reporting that Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto are back in training.
Back-up goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen is now the only first-team squad member in the treatment room, with Lionel Messi, Samuel Umtiti and Ivan Rakitic all returning from their respective injuries in the weekend’s 4-0 victory over Deportivo la Coruna.
Alba and Sergio Roberto both missed the win over the Galicians after picking up injuries on international duty.
Alba pulled out of the Spanish national team after he picked up an injury in his left thigh during the World Cup qualifier against Italy. He missed the subsequent game with Albania, while on 7 October Barcelona ruled him out for 10 days. His compatriot Sergi Roberto picked up a muscle strain in training days later.
Barcelona set no return date for the latter, but the pair both missed the victory over Deportivo.
However, the full-backs look ready for a return to action against Manchester City, with the duo returning to training on Monday morning.
Source: IBTimes


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