Deulofeu, Semedo return for Barcelona, Alcacer dropped for Sporting CP clash

Ernesto Valverde has recalled Gerard Deulofeu and Nelson Semedo but dropped Paco Alcacer for Barcelona's second Champions League group game.

Gerard Deulofeu (in picture) and Nelson Semedo are set to return to the squad.   -  Getty Images

Gerard Deulofeu and Nelson Semedo have both been brought back into the Barcelona squad for Wednesday's Champions League clash with Sporting CP.

The players were rested for Saturday's La Liga win over Girona but are in Ernesto Valverde's 18-man squad for the trip to Portugal.

However, striker Paco Alcacer has been left out, having not made an appearance for the club since August 28.

There is also no place for midfielder Arda Turan, who recently returned from injury, but goalkeeper Adrian Ortola is back after being given the medical all-clear.

Barca head into the match looking to make it two wins from two in Group D, having beaten Juventus 3-0 at Camp Nou on matchday one.

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