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    Barcelona handed huge fitness boost ahead of Copa del Rey clash with Real Sociedad

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    Andreas Christensen has been named in the Barcelona squad to face Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday after overcoming a hamstring injury.

    The centre-back has been excellent since returning from an ankle problem but had fans sweating when he was forced of at half-time of the 1-0 win over Getafe in La Liga on Sunday after complaining of a problem with his hamstring.

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    Fortunately for Xavi, it seems as though Christensen’s injury was not a serious one as the Dane is back in Barcelona’s matchday squad for the Copa quarter-final clash.

    Local reports have even suggested Christensen could start Wednesday’s game, with Xavi expected to name the same lineup that saw off Real Madrid 3-1 in the Spanish Supercopa final earlier in January.

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    That would also mean a return to the starting lineup for Robert Lewandowski, who missed the Getafe game through suspension. Ferran Torres is also back involved after serving his own ban.

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    Ronald Araujo, who went unused against Getafe, is expected to start at right-back ahead of both Hector Bellerin and Sergi Roberto.

    There is no place in the squad for 18-year-old Angel Alarcon, who trained with Xavi’s senior side on Monday but has not been handed a spot in the final travelling group.

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