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Leo Messi is back from a three-week absence and is the 18-man squad to face Depor | MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Barça take on Deportivo this afternoon at the Camp Nou (4.15pm CET) and the brilliant news is that all of Leo Messi, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti have been declared fully fit and included in the squad that was announced this morning.

In fact, although he missed Croatia’s two World Cup qualifiers, Rakitic has not had to miss any games for his club.

However, Jasper Cillessen, Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba, who all returned from international duty carrying injuries are not included, while Luis Enrique has also opted to leave Aleix Vidal out of the side.

The full squad is as follows: Ter Stegen, Masip, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Denis Suárez, Arda Turan, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Rafinha, Mascherano, Paco Alcácer, Digne, André Gomes, Umtiti and Mathieu.

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