LIONEL Messi is back in the Barcelona squad for the La Liga Spanish match against Real Betis.
But there is no Ousmane Dembele following reports of disciplinary trouble related to French.
Messi has lost almost three weeks of action after having suffered a borken arm but was back in the training this week and was named Ernesto Valverde's 19-person squad for Sunday home.
Dembele was notable after his absence after reports that failed to show for training on Thursday, without informing the club that he was suffering from gastroenteritis. "It's not a penalty," said Valverde for a 21-year-old absence. "Everyone can interpret it as they wish." Dembele's latest indiscretion has led to further speculation over the long-term future of the $ 105 million ($ A165 million) signing from Borussia Dortmund but Valverde said he was still keen to help achieve his potential. "Dembele's talent is hard to find and we need to help him take advantage of it," he said.
"We want the best of all players in our team. Dembele has an incredible talent and we want to help him show some day." Messi's return will be a great boost for the leaders of the Barca league with Argentina not on alone restart training.
Defender Samuel Umtiti and goalkeeper Marc Andre Andre Stegen also returns from injury injuries with the French defenseman for the first time since September due to a knee problem.
"Everyone who is chosen is in good condition," said Valverde.
"The return of Umtiti and Messi is not a risk.
"We're really looking after Mark but it's available for the Betis game.
"We'll see tomorrow if Messi is ready to play for 90 minutes or not, but he has already missed the fall." Philippe Coutinho will not appear because of sandy stress. Betis is 14th, without winning in the last four, although coach Quique Setien believes he has seen the right things recently pulling against Celta Vigo and AC Milan.
"We've taken a step forward and the players have got a bit of their confidence back," he said.
"But we need to continue to do better in some of the situations that we create."