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Barcelona receive double injury boost for Osasuna trip

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Koeman has welcomed two players back to training ahead of FC Barcelona’s trip to Osasuna for this weekend.

Ousmane Dembele and Miralem Pjanic both featured in training ahead of Barcelona’s visit to Osasuna on Saturday, but Ronald Araujo is set to remain unavailable.

Dembele and Pjanic both attended training on Friday morning as the Blaugrana continued preparations for this weekend. The duo completed the session without problems, with Diario AS stating they’ll both be available for Ronald Koeman.

The Barcelona manager had to make do without Pjanic for the last two games against Sevilla in LaLiga and Copa del Rey due to an ankle problem. The midfielder, however, has recovered and should be available for selection again.

Dembele, on the other hand, suffered a calf problem after scoring in the 3-0 Copa del Rey win over Sevilla on Wednesday. However, he suffered no problems in training and, like Pjanic, is expected to be available.

But Araujo, who has an ankle injury, was again a no-show for training. Therefore, Koeman has just three center-back options in Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti, and Oscar Mingueza after Gerard Pique’s knee injury setback.