Atletico Madrid’s (Spain’s top flight football league) defending champions Barcelona have been boosted with the return of their crucial varsity player Philippe Coutinho. Also Read - 'Always The First Ones to Help Club When Asked' - Messi Confirms Barcelona Players Will Take Pay Cut

the attacking midfielder returned to action when Barcelona hit the training ground on Tuesday, and that has increased his odds of being featured of the Earnesto Valverde-coached main squad against Atletico Madrid. Also Read - Pay-Cut For FC Barcelona Footballers Due to Coronavirus Crisis

Barcelona, who are currently placed in the first position are set to take on arch-rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday in the La Liga fixtures.
The Catalonia-based club said Coutinho returned to the Sant Joan Despi training ground where he was eased back in with a limited set of exercises.

Several players were on national duty this week, including Arthur Melo and Rafinha Alcántara.

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