- Barcelona host Chelsea at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, March 14, for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League clash at the Camp Nou
- Both sides played 1-1 in the first leg of the encounter at the Stamford Bridge in February
- Meanwhile, Andres Iniesta is back in the squad having missed Barca's 2-0 win at Malaga over the weekend
Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has given his side something to cheer as he was sighted training with the Catalan club ahead of their Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Chelsea at the Camp Nou.
The 33-year-old was initially ruled out of the crucial second leg encounter between the two top European campaigners following the injury he picked up in their slim victory over Atletico Madrid last weekend.
Due to the knock, Iniesta wasn’t listed for the Blaugrana in their 2-0 win away at Malaga over the weekend at the Estadio La Rosaleda which further cements their leadership on the Spanish League table.
After playing 1-1 draw in the first leg back in February at the Stamford Bridge, both sides are counting on all of their players to get themselves through to the next round of the competition.
Goals from Willian in the 62nd minute put the hosts ahead, but Messi’s equalizer later in the game ensured the match ended in a stalemate.
Meanwhile, the club said on their official website announced that the Spaniard participated in the team’s training session ahead of the game against the London club.
“And there was further good news as Andrés Iniesta, who has been out with a hamstring injury sustained against Atlético Madrid, was able to join the rest of the group for part of today’s routine.”
Also, Argentine superstar, Lionel Messi, who pulled out of the trip to Malaga to go welcome his third child, Ciro over the weekend, is back for this meeting.
Both teams won their games over the weekend – Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace 2-1, while Barca beat Malaga 2-0 as the two teams maintained their current positions on their tables of their various domestic league, but with additional points.
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