Andres Iniesta set to return to face Real Madrid
Andres Iniesta could return for Barcelona to face Clasico rivals Real Madrid at the Camp Nou on Saturday.
The midfielder, 32, has been missing since straining knee ligaments in the 2-1 win at Valencia on October 22.
The World Cup winner's return would be a major boost to Barcelona coach Luis Enrique, whose side are six points behind the Liga leaders as they bid to end Madrid's 31-game unbeaten run.
"I'm hopeful of having him available," said Enrique.
Barca have dropped four points in their past two matches. They were held to a 0-0 draw by nine-man Malaga and a 1-1 draw by Real Sociedad at the weekend.
Iniesta has played in an astonishing 33 El Clasico matches, the most of any player involved at the weekend, ahead of team-mate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, who have both turned out in 32.