Pedro, Fabregas back in Barca training

Madrid: Spanish international duo Pedro Rodriguez and Cesc Fabregas are expected to be fit for Barcelona`s league opener against Levante after taking part in training on Wednesday.

"The two players who were injured on the tour of Asia have taken part in some of the session with the rest of the team," said a statement on Barca`s website.

Neither player had travelled with the Spain squad for their friendly with Ecuador in Guayaquil on Wednesday evening.

Pedro was not included in Vicente del Bosque`s squad because of a calf injury, while Fabregas was forced to pull out of the travelling party to South America with a sprained right ankle.

Lionel Messi meanwhile could yet face Levante on Sunday as he continued his recovery work from a thigh injury that ruled him out of Argentina`s friendly against Italy on Wednesday night.

There was more good news on the injury front for the Catalans as captain Carles Puyol stepped up the intensity of his training following knee surgery to remove a cyst last month.

However, the 35-year-old is not expected to be match fit until the end of September.


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