Pique to start against Chelsea - report

Gerard Pique will make his return to the Barcelona starting XI in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final tie against Chelsea after a five-game absence, Sport reports.

The towering defender sustained a thigh injury in his side's victory over AC Milan in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and has not featured since.

Pique missed the matches against Zaragoza, Levante, Getafe, Chelsea and Real Madrid due to the knock and head coach Pep Guardiola's tactical decisions.

Nevertheless, the centre-back will reportedly make his comeback at Camp Nou as Barcelona are attempting to overturn their 1-0 first-leg loss in the return.

Tuesday's return kicks off at 20.45CET.

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