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Rakitic, Roberto passed fit for Barcelona v Man United tie

Modified 20 Dec 2019, 22:40 IST
Ivan Rakitic
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic

Ivan Rakitic and Sergi Roberto have both been passed fit for Barcelona's Champions League tie against Manchester United.

Rakitic and Roberto were among the absentees as a much-changed Barca side drew 0-0 at Huesca in LaLiga action at the weekend.

However, the duo have been included in Ernesto Valverde's squad for the second leg of the quarter-final, which will be played at Camp Nou on Tuesday.

Captain Lionel Messi is selected despite being left with a bloody nose and a swollen eye following a heavy challenge from Chris Smalling during the first leg.

United also received a pre-match fitness boost with former Barca forward Alexis Sanchez and midfielder Nemanja Matic both named in their squad for the game.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a decision to make at left-back - regular selection Luke Shaw, whose own goal splits the sides after the first leg, is suspended.

Published 16 Apr 2019, 01:26 IST
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