Barcelona’s attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho returned to training on Tuesday, raising the odds that he will feature in Ernesto Valverde’s squad for the upcoming match against Atlético Madrid.

The Brazil international suffered a thigh injury two weeks ago during the Spanish powerhouse’s UEFA Champions League group fixture against Italian side Inter Milan, reports Efe news.

The Catalonia-based club said Coutinho returned to the Sant Joan Despi training ground where he was eased back in with a limited set of exercises.

Several players were on national duty this week, including Arthur Melo and Rafinha Alcántara.

First-place Barça is to play Atlético Madrid on Saturday.