Mascherano, Valdes back from injury for Barcelona

Defender Javier Mascherano and goalkeeper Victor Valdes have

recovered from injury and are available for Barcelona’s remaining

three games of the season.

The club says Mascherano is fit again after he injured a

ligament in his right knee during the Champions League game with

Paris Saint-Germain on April 2.

Valdes had been sidelined recently with a right foot

problem.

Barcelona, which clinched its 22nd Spanish league title last

weekend, will still be missing injured top scorer Lionel Messi for

Sunday’s game against Valladolid.