Alves back to Barca training

Dani Alves has returned to training with the rest of the Barcelona squad ahead of their game with Valencia on Sunday evening.

The 29-year-old dynamic wing-back pulled out of the Catalan giant’s Super Cup second leg defeat to Real Madrid during the warm-up after complaining about a muscle twinge in his left leg.

Alves, however, is not expected to start at the Camp Nou this weekend as a precautionary measure, with Martin Montoya taking his place in the starting line-up.

Carles Puyol and Thiago Alcantara also returned to training during the week following spells on the sidelines with injury issues. 

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