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Real Bétis vs Barcelona, La Liga Team News: Neymar and Messi fully fit, Vermaelen and Vidal to return?

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Barcelona's road to the La Liga trophy stops in Seville on Saturday, when the Blaugrana face Real Bétis with the added pressure of playing after their title challengers and already knowing which result will keep the Catalans at the top.

Visiting Bétis is never easy or pleasant, and thankfully for coach Luis Enrique, he has a very healthy squad. Only Jérémy Mathieu and Sandro Ramírez are officially out because of injury, but the Frenchman is already back in training and could return to the pitch next week.

Thomas Vermaelen is yet to be cleared from a calf injury, but reports from Catalonia claim the Belgian defender is fit and should get the medical green light soon, maybe even in time to be ready for Bétis. Another possible addition to the squad list is full-back Aleix Vidal, who has struggled to even be part of the matchday squad list lately, but hopes to regain his coach's trust and make a comeback.

Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. benefited from a whole week of rest and training to fully recover from their physical issues. Messi had a muscle problem, while his Brazilian friend was struggling with ankle knocks. They're now 100% fit, training well with their teammates, and will surely start this Saturday.

So apart from the two injured backups, Enrique's team is at full strength. Good news.

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