Barcelona handed fresh double boost for Betis clash

La Liga table-toppers Barcelona have, on Friday, been afforded not one, but two boosts on the personnel front.

The subject of injury concerns has of course long taken its place front and centre in the headlines at the Camp Nou.

This comes after Barca were forced to see out a prolonged stretch of action sans the services of a host of key performers.

The likes of Pedri, Frenkie de Jong, Sergi Roberto, Andreas Christensen and Ousmane Dembele have all spent time on the sidelines of late, owing to respective fitness issues.

After both De Jong and Pedri marked their returns to the matchday setup last weekend, though, two more Blaugrana stars are set to follow suit on Saturday.

Xavi Hernandez’s troops are set to welcome Real Betis to the Camp Nou, hopeful of taking another major step towards wrestling the La Liga title away from Clasico rivals Real Madrid.

And in line to aid such efforts will be both of aforementioned pair Dembele and Christensen.

The former’s comeback will come as a particularly welcome one, with wide-man Dembele having not taken to the pitch since all the way back in January, owing to a hamstring injury.

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Conor Laird

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