Barcelona recovers Iniesta, Puyol, Adriano


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -Barcelona has selected midfielder Andres Iniesta and defenders Carles Puyol and Adriano in its squad for Champions League game at Benfica on Tuesday after they recovered from injury.

Iniesta missed four matches after injuring a muscle in his right leg on international duty for Spain, while Puyol more than halved his expected recovery time after hurting a ligament in his left knee two weeks ago.

Adriano sat out Saturday's 3-2 win at Sevilla with a muscle problem.

Thiago Alcantara hurt his left knee in the victory. The club said Sunday that he will undergo tests.

Barcelona hosts Real Madrid on Oct. 7 in the Spanish league.

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