Mandzukic passed fit for Juventus clash with Barcelona

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The Croatia international returned to training with the Bianconeri and will play against the Blaugrana in the Champions League

Juventus have been boosted by the news that Mario Mandzukic is fit to play against Barcelona in Tuesday's Champions League quarter final first leg in Turin.

The Croatian has been struggling with inflammation to his knee which he suffered on international duty and has missed Juve's last two games against Napoli and Chievo.

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But the 30-year-old Mandzukic has now returned to training with the Juventus group and he is expected to start the big game in midweek.

The Bianconeri are set to be at full strength against the side who defeated them 3-1 in the 2015 Champions League final.

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Barcelona are without the services of the suspended Sergio Busquets in midfield.

Juventus warmed up for the match with a comfortable 2-0 win over Chievo, with Gonzalo Higuain scoring both goals.

Barcelona, meanwhile, lost 2-0 to lowly Malaga with Neymar receiving a red card which could rule him out of the upcoming Clasico against Real Madrid.

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