With the international break out of the way, Barcelona will resume their pursuit of the La Liga title this Saturday when they take on Elche CF at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.
The Catalans are 12 points ahead of current title holders Real Madrid after beating them 2-1 just before the international break. And with Los Blancos scheduled to play on Sunday, Barça can widen that gap to 15 points with a victory.
On the eve of the match, manager Xavi Hernandez has released the Barcelona squad list for the match against Elche. And the big news is that defender Ronald Araujo has received a medical green light and is in the roster for the match.
The Uruguayan had suffered an adductor injury during the game against Real Madrid and as a consequence, did not travel with his national team to Asia for two friendly matches.
Araujo returned to team training only today and has been passed fit to be included in the squad.
There is also a first call-up for Barça Atletic’s 19-year-old midfielder Aleix Garrido, along with fellow youngsters Estanis Pedrola and Angel Alarcon.
Pedri, Ousmane Dembele, Frenkie de Jong and Andreas Christensen miss out due to injuries while Raphinha is out because of suspension.