Barcelona’s Iniesta returns to squad vs. Valencia

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has recovered from his leg

injury and has been included in the squad for Wednesday’s second

leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals against Valencia.

The Spanish international had missed the past two weeks with a

muscle tear in his left thigh.

Valencia striker Roberto Soldado will miss the game because of

flu.

Barcelona and Valencia and vying for a spot in the Copa del Rey

final against Athletic Bilbao. Barcelona won the first leg 1-1.

Barcelona is still without the injured Sergio Busquets, Pedro

Rodriguez and David Villa, while Seydou Keita is away with Mali at

the African Cup of Nations.