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Samper, Vermaelen begin to rejoin Barcelona group training

IANS  |  Barcelona 

Barcelona's Spanish and Belgian partly rejoined the team training in preparation for the upcoming match against Eibar, the Spanish club announced.

Both players participated in some of the day's practice while still recovering from that have kept them out of some games.

"It was good to see and Vermaelen undertaking part of the training with the group again," said in a statement on its official website on Friday night, reports news.

Samper's and Vermaelen's return, albeit limited, was good news for Barcelona, which Thursday lost the first leg of the Spanish Cup round of 16 in an upset to Levante 2-1.

leads the table with 40 points, five points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid.



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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 12:42 IST