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Vilanova names Abidal in Barcelona's Champions League squad

Despite the fact he is currently recovering from major surgery, Barca's left back has been named in the squad which is to be involved in its European campaign

Barcelona has included full back Eric Abidal in its 25-man Champions League squad, even though the Frenchman is still recovering from a liver transplant.

The Frenchman has made remarkable strides in his recovery and the club is hopeful that he may well play a part in the competition.

Eighteen-year-old prospect Gerard Deulofeu has also been named, while new signing Alex Song is included, along with Cristian Tello, who was linked with a move away from the club over the summer.

David Villa is also handed a place after recovering from a broken leg which kept him out of football for eight months.

Full squad list:

Name
Goalkeepers:
Victor Valdes
Pinto
Olazabal
Defenders:
Daniel Alves
Gerard Pique
Carles Puyol
Marc Bartra
Jordi Alba
Martin Montoya
Eric Abidal
Fontas
Sergi Gomez
Planas
Midfielders:
Cesc Fabregas
Xavi Hernandez
Andres Iniesta
Thiago Alcantara
Jonathan Dos Santos
Javier Mascherano
Sergio Busquets
Adriano
Alex Song
Sergi Roberto
Rafinha
Forwards:
David Villa
Alexis Sanchez
Lionel Messi
Pedro Rodriguez
Isaac Cuenca
Gerard Deulofeu
Tello

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