Barcelona have announced Alexis Sanchez and Gerard Pique have returned to training following injury.
Chilean striker Sanchez has taken part in 'some of the squad's training session' after suffering a muscle tear on his right thigh in September.
Spain international Pique also returns from a right thigh strain which he suffered in a 3-0 win over Racing Santander in mid-October.
The European champions are boosted further by the news Carles Puyol has shaken off a groin problem which sidelined the central defender from Barca's last two matches.
The trio's return should help cushion the loss of forward Pedro Rodriguez who has been ruled out for two to three weeks with an ankle injury.
Pedro picked up the knock during the Primera Liga team's 1-0 win at promoted Granada on Tuesday.