Barcelona: Barcelona’s French defender Jeremy Mathieu received a medical discharge on Saturday to prepare for Sunday’s La Liga game against Espanyol in the penultimate round of the football league.

The Frenchman suffered a right knee injury in late March during his national team’s friendly against Russia, reports Efe.

“Mathieu is back at the disposal of Luis Enrique for the season run-in, and has already trained with the group a couple of times this week,” the Catalan club announced on its official website.

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After receiving the medical green light, Mathieu can appear in the remaining three games for Barcelona this season — La Liga ties against Espanyol at home and Granada and the Copa del Rey final against Sevilla.

Barcelona lead La Liga standings with 85 points, the same as runner-up Atletico Madrid and just one point ahead of third-placed Real Madrid.

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