Barca duo winning fitness race

Henry and Iniesta making steady progress

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Barcelona remain optimistic that Thierry Henry and Andres Iniesta will make the UEFA Champions League final.

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The duo face a race against time to prove their fitness ahead of a glamour meeting with Manchester United in Rome on 27th May.

Iniesta is nursing a muscle tear at present, while Henry is struggling to shake off a knee problem.

Both were initially considered doubtful for European action upon sustaining their respective knocks but are now recovering well.

Iniesta is expected to face United, should he suffer no setbacks, while confidence remains high regarding Henry's chances.

The French forward will be given as long as possible before a decision on his involvement is made, with further tests on his injury set to be carried out on the Monday prior to the final.

Barca have made it clear that no player will be allowed to take a place in Pep Guardiola's squad without being fully fit, but they remain hopeful that only suspended duo Daniel Alves and Eric Abidal will be absent.