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Pedri & Jordi Alba back in Barcelona training ahead of Benfica UCL clash

The duo are close to a return

FC BARCELONA VS LEVANTE UD - LIGA SANTANDER Photo by Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Barcelona received a fitness boost on Monday with both Pedri and Jordi Alba back in training at the Ciutat Esportiva after injury.

Both players have been sidelined since picking up problems in Barca’s Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich a little under two weeks ago.

Sergi Roberto also trained after being a late withdrawal from the squad to face Levante on Sunday in La Liga due to illness.

The team will train again on Tuesday morning before flying out to Portugal for their next game against Benfica in the Champions League.

Pedri could be ready to return against Benfica and is “working against the clock” to be ready in time for the match, according to Diario AS.

It’s thought the Spain international could possibly make the starting XI, while Jordi Alba may have to wait until Saturday’s trip to Atletico Madrid to return.

Barca will also have Frenkie de Jong available for the game against Benfica. The Dutchman was forced to sit out the win over Levante due to suspension.