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Barcelona recall Dembele after four months out

By AFP
01 November 2021   |   7:58 pm
Ousmane Dembele, out for four months after surgery on his right knee, is one of four players recalled to the Barcelona squad to face Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League, the club announced on Monday. France international winger Dembele returned to training with the squad on October 11 for the first time after injuring a…

Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Kun Aguero (L) and Barcelona’s French forward Ousmane Dembele take part in a training session in Barcelona on October 29, 2021, on the eve of their Spanish league football match against Deportivo Alaves. – Barjuan will be in charge at Camp Nou after Koeman’s sacking was confirmed on October 27 following the defeat at Vallecas. Xavi Hernandez is reportedly close to being appointed as Koeman’s replacement but the return of the club’s legendary midfielder is not expected to come before the weekend. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)

Ousmane Dembele, out for four months after surgery on his right knee, is one of four players recalled to the Barcelona squad to face Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League, the club announced on Monday.

France international winger Dembele returned to training with the squad on October 11 for the first time after injuring a knee playing for France against Hungary at the European Championship in June.

He underwent surgery on June 28 in Finland.

Barcelona are third in their group but only a point behind Benfica in second.

Sergi Barjuan has also been able to recall striker Ansu Fati, who missed two games, midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who injured a thigh in the Clasico on October 24, and defender Ronald Araujo for the match in Kiev on Tuesday.

But the interim coach will be without Gerard Pique, who strained a calf in the draw with Alaves on Saturday and striker Sergio Aguero, who was diagnosed with a heart problem after the game and remains under observation.