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Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta in squad for Champions League clash with Benfica

Andres Iniesta: Barcelona midfielder is back in the squad for midweek clash with Benfica

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Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is poised to return from a four-match lay-off in this week's UEFA Champions League encounter with Benfica.

Iniesta has been named in the travelling party for Tuesday's Group G match in Lisbon after recovering from a muscle injury suffered on international duty with Spain.

There were also places for Carles Puyol and Adriano in the 21-man party after recovering from knee and muscular injuries respectively.

Thiago Alcantara was the most notable absentee from Tito Vilanova's squad.

The midfielder is awaiting the results of scans on a knee ligament injury he picked up in Saturday night's 3-2 win at Sevilla.