Iniesta back in contention for Barcelona

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Andres Iniesta is ready to return to action for Barcelona after recovering from a thigh injury.

The Spain midfielder was replaced after 68 minute of Barca's 3-1 Supercopa de Espana first-leg defeat against Real Madrid at Camp Nou earlier this month.

Iniesta missed the return leg at the Santiago Bernabeu and last weekend's opening 2-0 win over Real Betis in LaLiga, but a statement on Barcelona's official website confirmed he has been given the "medical all clear".

The 33-year-old is out of contract at the end of this season and told El Pais over the weekend that he was currently undecided over his future.

Barcelona travel to face Alaves in LaLiga on Saturday.