Preparations are going well for Barcelona ahead of this weekend's El Clasico in contrast to arch-rivals Real Madrid.

The club's most expensive buy, Ousmane Dembele and a fit-again Gerard Deulofeu all joined Lionel Messi in Barcelona training on Thursday as the La Liga leaders continued preparations for El Clasico.

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Ernesto Valverde has already confirmed France winger Dembele will not be risked on Saturday, but his involvement is an encouraging sign of his return from a hamstring injury.

Action footages released by Barca paints a different picture to the scenes at their bitter rivals, where Cristiano Ronaldo was unable to join his team-mates and might not be fully fit even he returns for Saturday's encounter.

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