Pedri returns to Barcelona squad for huge Benfica clash Wednesday

The midfielder has not featured since the 3-0 reverse to Bayern earlier this month

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Pedri is back in the Barcelona squad. The Spain midfielder trained on Tuesday and will travel to Lisbon this week for Wednesday's Champions League game against Benfica.

However, Jordi Alba will not be involved. He has also returned to training this week but has not been passed fit for the game and Barça will not take any risks with the left-back.

Like Pedri, Sergi Roberto also returned to the squad after missing the 3-0 win over Levante at the weekend with a stomach bug, while Frenkie de Jong is back after serving a one-game ban.

In addition to Alba, Barça are also without the injured trio of Sergio Aguero, Ousmane Dembele and Martin Braithwaite in attack.

Barça need to avoid defeat in Portugal this week after losing their opening game in the Champions League 3-0 to Bayern Munich two weeks ago.

Los otros dos nombres propios de la convocatoria son Sergi Roberto, que pasó por una gastroenteritis, y Frenkie de Jong, expulsado ante el Cádiz. Ambos no pudieron jugar ante el Levante en Liga y regresan, por lo tanto, a la lista. Así, Koeman va recuperando efectivos ahora que se acerca uno de los momentos más exigentes del calendario.

Barça squad: Ter Stegen, Neto, Iñaki Peña, Dest, Piqué, Araujo, Busquets, Riqui Puig, Memphis, Ansu Fati, Demir, Coutinho, Lenglet, Pedri, Luuk de Jong, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, Mingueza, Umtiti, Eric Garcia, Nico and Gavi.

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