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Injury update: Two Barcelona players return for Athletic Club clash

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Barcelona are boosted by the return of Memphis Depay and Clement Lenglet, both of whom had been sidelined for a few weeks. The duo, as was confirmed by Xavi, have been named in the squad list for the Athletic Club clash and could get some minutes as the manager looks to rotate his team.

Memphis, in particular, has not played a minute since appearing as a substitute vs Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals. He picked up a relapse of his muscle injury and was sidelined for well over a month.

After suffering two back-to-back injuries, it would be safe to say that the Dutchman will get the nod to start immediately. He is, however, expected to get a cameo off the bench.

Lenglet, meanwhile, has not been a starter this season but continues to play games off the bench. He last appeared a month ago vs Deportiv Alaves, playing just the one minute.

With Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Eric Garcia, and Oscar Mingueza all fit, it is likely that Xavi will rely on Lenglet tomorrow. Having a left-footed defender is, however, a massive boost for any side.

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