Barcelona No2 Jordi Roura admits Eric Abidal's return yesterday has lifted everyone at the club. During victory over Real Mallorca, Abidal was given a standing ovation when he replaced Gerard Pique in the 70th minute.

"Abidal's return is an important moment for the whole squad," said Roura.

"It was a special day. We were able to witness Éric Abidal's return and, after many days, Tito Vilanova once again sat on the bench at the Camp Nou."

"It was a special moment for the whole team. We know that Éric is very loved person by everyone. Personally, I'm very happy and pleased."