Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta sat out of the side's visit to Villarreal on March 20 with a muscle complaint and subsequently stayed at home during Spain's international break. He is now ready for competitive action.
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Iniesta Returns for Clasico
Saturday, April 2
Blaugrana boss Luis Enrique named the Spanish midfielder in his starting team for the visit of Los Blancos.
Iniesta Missed Villarreal Clash
Saturday, March 19
Iniesta failed to make the trip to El Madrigal with "muscle problems," per Sport.
Barca Still Reliant on Iniesta
Club captain Iniesta has been an ever-present figure for the Blaugrana this season and has started in 30 of his 33 appearances. He remains a key leader for the team.
The Spain talisman has allowed for the likes of Ivan Rakitic and, more recently, Arda Turan to take prominence in Barcelona's midfield, while the return to fitness of Rafinha could be a timely comeback toward the end of the season.
However, Iniesta is often favoured during important matches, in which he is still capable of dictating the flow of play.