Barcelona is prepared to bounce back from their edge of elimination in the Champions League and the defeat to Real Madrid that saw them surrender the La Liga lead at Santiago Bernabeu.

The Camp Nou outfit was marred by several injuries after the FIFA International break with seven injuries in the first team six from the FIFA break.

Former Sevilla defender Jules Kounde made the El-Clasico and his presence was an upgrade to their usual defensive set-up in the El-Clasico.

The recent report in Sport claim that Hector Bellerin will be back in time for the next clash against Villarreal.

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The Spanish defender was not called up for Spain he was injured before the international break, he suffered a calf strain in training a was ruled out for weeks.
Bellerin trained with the rest of the squad on Monday and he is expected to return to the team against Villarreal on Thursday.

The former Arsenal defender would give manager Xavi Hernandez another option at the backline and Sergi Roberto who was a make-shift defender at the right back could be relieved of his duty with the return of Bellerien.

Barcelona would be expecting the likes of Andreas Christensen, Memphis Depay and Ronald Araujo to shake off their respective injuries to help the team challenge for title this season both in the domestic scene and in Europe.

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