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Barcelona receive an injury boost ahead of PSG showdown

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The injury-stricken Blaugrana have received a timely boost as a key player prepares to make his comeback.

Gerard Pique could reportedly be available for selection in Barcelona’s first-leg away to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last-16 on Tuesday.

Pique has been sidelined since undergoing knee surgery in late November. Barcelona have been reluctant to state a comeback date so far, but the 34-year-old’s return to training at the beginning of this month was always a hopeful sign.

According to Marca, Pique could make a surprise comeback for the PSG clash. The center-back has increased his workload in training and completed a full session with his teammates on Sunday. Therefore, Ronald Koeman will decide whether to recall him on Monday.

The Barcelona manager, however, could still be without Ronald Araujo. The 21-year-old, who is struggling with an ankle injury, didn’t train on Sunday. He has missed the club’s last two games against Alaves and Sevilla after coming off in the 3-2 victory over Real Betis on February 7.