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Barcelona Champions League boost as attacking pair return to training

Barcelona have been lifted ahead of their Champions League clash with Napoli as Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele returned to training.

Dembele underwent surgery on his hamstring in February and has not played a competitive game since November while Griezmann missed the end of the LaLiga season with a thigh problem.

Dembele has been heavily linked with a move away from Barca after suffering multiple injuries since joining the club from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

Griezmann has had a frustrating first season after joining from Atletico Madrid with the 29-year-old only managing nine goals in the league, six short of his tally for the 2018-2019 campaign.

Barca will host the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie with Napoli at the Nou Camp on August 8. The scores are locked at 1-1.

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