The Catalan giants expect to have their coach back in the dugout just two weeks after undergoing cancer surgery, as they bid to extend their record-breaking start to the season
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Barcelona have no major injury or suspensions problems to contend with ahead of Sunday's derby with Espanyol.
Defender Adriano (thigh), and midfielders Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) and Alex Song (knee) have all returned to training and are available for the Camp Nou clash.
Isaac Cuenca has recovered from a serious knee injury, and could make his first appearance of the season, while Eric Abidal is also nearing a return after a liver transplant.
Espanyol will had a late fitness test to goalkeeper Christian Alvarez, who is battling to recover from a hamstring strain.
Defender Raul Rodriguez missed training during the week with a stomach bug and is a minor doubt.