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Neymar back for Barcelona, Iniesta to miss Villarreal visit with knee pain


BARCELONA, Spain — Neymar has been cleared to play again for Barcelona after the Brazil striker missed its Spanish league opener because of a left ankle sprain.

While Neymar is in the squad for Sunday's visit to Villarreal, Barcelona will be without Andres Iniesta, who has pain in his left knee.

Coach Luis Enrique has also included 18-year-old forward Munir El Haddadi after his goal-scoring performance helped Barcelona win its league opener last week.

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