September 11, 2017 / 4:46 PM / 2 months ago

Barcelona's Roberto set for return against Juve

MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto will be fit to face Juventus in their opening Champions League Group D game on Tuesday after missing the Catalan derby against Espanyol with a knee problem.

Football Soccer - FC Barcelona v Leicester City - International Champions Cup - Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden - 16/17 - 3/8/16. Barcelona's Sergi Roberto. Action Images via Reuters / Adam Holt/File Photo

The versatile midfielder sat out Barca’s 5-0 win against their local rivals on Saturday but trained on Sunday.

“We think Sergi Roberto will be available, he trained well yesterday,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde told a news conference on the eve of the game at the Nou Camp.

However, striker Paco Alcacer missed Monday’s session with a stomach bug according to local media reports and is doubtful.

Reporting by Rik Sharma; editing by Ken Ferris

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