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These players will return to the Barcelona squad for Benfica match

Barcelona coach Xavi announced players to return for match against Benfica

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These players will return to the Barcelona squad for Benfica match

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has made a big announcement ahead of the match against Benfica in the UEFA Champions League. He has said that many more players, including the team’s star player Ousmane Dembele, will return to the Barcelona team before the football match against Benfica. Dembele missed playing for his club due to injury for some time.

Ousmane Dembele, Sergi Roberto, and Sergio Dest will be available to play in Barcelona’s squad ahead of their match against Benfica. These players were out of the team for some time due to injury. Barcelona would look to make their way into the knockout rounds through this match and could avoid their first group stage elimination in European competition in nearly two decades.

“It will depend on how they are feeling, we don’t want them to get injured again, but sometimes you have to take some risks for the match, in the end it is this,” the Barcelona coach said on Monday. Depending on how the players are feeling, they are the ones who are aware of their health whether they can be available for the match or not.

Ousmane Dembele was ruled out earlier this month due to a hamstring injury. He only played one match this season against Dynamo in which Barcelona beat him 1–0. He returned to the team after being out for several months due to a knee problem. While Dest was troubled by a back injury, Roberto was unable to play the match due to a muscle strain.

Barcelona is two points ahead of third-placed Benfica in Group E while Bayern Munich is on top of the group and has already reached the knockout stage. While the team of Dynamo Kyiv is in the last place in the group. Overall, Barcelona needs to win the match against Benfica at any cost.

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