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FC Barcelona have received an injury boost ahead of their clash with Benfica after Ousmane Dembélé and Sergiño Dest were both given the medical green light to feature in the match.

The duo are part of Xavi’s team for the tie having sat out for some time out with different injuries. The duo took part in full training on Monday despite injury concerns and came through the session unscathed.

Despite the boost, Barca will still be without Pedri, Ansu Fati, Sergio Agüero, Martin Braithwaite, and Sergi Roberto.

The match is an important tie for Barca who are just two points ahead of Benfica heading into the game. Bayern Munich already made it to the next round after recording 12 points from their four games with Dynamo Kyiv being last with one point.

It will be Xavi’s first game in charge of Barca in the Champions League and he will hope that he builds on his last outing where he began his reign as Barca’s coach with a 1-0 win over Espanyol over the weekend in the Laliga.

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