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Ousmane Dembele passed fit ahead of Villarreal clash

The Barcelona star is ready to return after injury

Athletic Club v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Ousmane Dembele has been passed fit and is included in the Barcelona squad for Tuesday’s La Liga clash against Villarreal.

The Frenchman has been out of action since picking up a hamstring injury in the club’s opening fixture of the season against Athletic Bilbao.

He will now be hoping for a place in the starting XI as Barca bid to get back on track at the Camp Nou.

Dembele’s return from injury means Carles Perez drops out, although Ansu Fati keeps his place in Ernesto Valverde’s 18-man squad.

There’s also no place in the squad for Ivan Rakitic, however Carles Alena is back for the first time since the opening day.

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