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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Adriano and Thiago back for Barca

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

Thiago Alcantara and Adriano Correia returned to training for Barcelona on Wednesday as Tito Vilanova prepares his side for Sunday's game at Levante.

Thiago has been out since suffering a knee ligament problem during the 3-2 win at Sevilla in late September, while Adriano has not played since injuring a hamstring in the 3-1 win at home to Celta Vigo on November 3.

Both trained alongside members of the Barca B squad during the afternoon session, while the first-teamers who played in Barca's 3-0 win Champions League win at Spartak Moscow on Tuesday enjoyed a lighter recovery session.

The Catalans reported no new injury concerns after the game, played in freezing temperatures on the artificial surface at Moscow's Stadion Luzhniki.

Adriano and Thiago have yet to get an all clear from Barca's medical staff and may be more likely to make their returns in the Copa del Rey second leg match at home to Alaves next Wednesday.

With Vilanova's side 3-0 up from the first game, he is also expected to give some youngsters or fringe players a chance to impress against the third-tier side.




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