Ter Stegen back for Barca after knee surgery

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Espanyol - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - July 8, 2020 Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen during the warm up before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Albert Gea

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona have been boosted by the return of goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen from a long injury lay off, as the German was named in the squad for Wednesday’s Champions League game at home to Dynamo Kyiv.

Barca’s number one, who recently signed a contract with the club until 2025, has been out since undergoing knee surgery in August and his side have suffered badly in his absence.

They have failed to win their last four La Liga matches and Brazilian stand-in Neto made a terrible error in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Alaves, which left Barca 12th in the standings and nine points behind leaders Real Sociedad.

Barca have made a strong start in the Champions League, however, and will be looking to make it three wins out of three when they host Dynamo.

Reporting by Richard Martin; Editing by Christian Radnedge