Xavi returns to the squad / PHOTO: FCB Archive

[[DES_1]] Xavi Hernández is back in the reckoning for a place in the first team after been given the medical all clear to play tonight against Atlético Madrid. After missing the last four games with a calf injury, the captain has been called up into Luis Enrique’s 18-man squad for the Cup quarter-final first leg.

Claudio Bravo and Montoya, as well as Munir who is back with the B team, are all omitted, whilst the injured Douglas, Mathieu and Vermaelen also miss out. The game kicks off at 10.00pm (CET) at the Camp Nou on Wednesday evening.

The full squad for tonight's game

Ter Stegen, Masip, Alves, Adriano, Piqué, Bartra, Jordi Alba, Mascherano, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Iniesta, Xavi, Rakitic, Rafinha, Pedro, Suárez, Messi and Neymar Jr.