Champions League: Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta returns to training ahead of second leg against Chelsea
Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, trained on Monday ahead of Wednesday's Champions League second leg against Chelsea.
Barcelona: Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, trained on Monday ahead of Wednesday's Champions League second leg against Chelsea.
Iniesta took part in some of the session with the rest of Barca first team, boosting hopes he could return for the last 16 match at the Camp Nou. The first leg finished 1-1.
"There was further good news as Andres Iniesta, who has been out with a hamstring injury sustained against Atletico Madrid, was able to join the rest of the group for part of today’s routine," a Barcelona statement read.
Iniesta limped off against Atletico Madrid eight days ago and missed Saturday´s 2-0 win over Malaga.
Instead the midfielder completed a light session at Barcelona´s training ground and later posted a picture on Twitter with the caption "every day closer".
Also absent from the victory on Saturday was Lionel Messi, who was attending the birth of his son Ciro, but the striker is expected back against Chelsea.
Messi trained on Monday and, in celebration of the arrival of his third child, he was given a round of applauds by his team-mates.
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Pernille Harder gave Chelsea the lead against her former team in Budapest — where both legs were played — with a 27th-minute penalty and four minutes later Sam Kerr effectively put the tie out of the Germans' reach.
Torreira returned to Uruguay last weekend to be with his ill mother, who died in the early hours of Tuesday.