Barcelona train for La Liga game vs Real Betis without Dembele

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Barcelona, Nov 8 (IANS) Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele of France did not attend Thursday’s training session held in preparation for Barça’s home La Liga clash against Real Betis.

The 21-year-old French international missed the session, led by head coach Ernesto Valverde, as he suffered from gastroenteritis, reports Efe.

Barça’s squad returned to practice after enjoying a rest day, following the UEFA Champions League draw with Inter Milan on Tuesday.

Argentinian forward Lionel Messi and French defender Samuel Umtiti, who are yet to receive medical clearance, trained with the rest of the available first team players at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

Barcelona is to hold its final training session on Friday before hosting Real Betis at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on Sunday.

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