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Barcelona recovers Mathieu and Rafina from injury in time to face Sevilla


BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona has recovered defender Jeremy Mathieu and midfielder Rafina from injury in time for Saturday's Spanish league match against Sevilla.

Mathieu had been sidelined for three weeks since injuring his right leg in a 1-0 loss to Celta Vigo, while Rafina pulled a leg muscle during the international break.

Andres Iniesta has also returned to practice but is still awaiting medical clearance from team doctors.

Barcelona trails leader Real Madrid by two points after 11 matches.

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