Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is poised to return from a four-match lay-off in this week's Champions League encounter with Benfica.

Iniesta was on Sunday named in the travelling party for Tuesday's Group G match in Lisbon after recovering from a muscle injury suffered on international duty with Spain.

There were also places for Carles Puyol and Adriano in the 21-man squad after they recovered from knee and muscular injuries respectively.

Thiago Alcantara was the most notable absentee from Tito Vilanova's squad with the midfielder awaiting the results of scans on a knee ligament injury he picked up in Saturday night's 3-2 win at Sevilla.