Google+ PLANET FOOT 7: Finally... Messi is back in training!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Finally... Messi is back in training!

Lionel Messi handed Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino a boost on Monday when he returned to training after overcoming a thigh injury.

Messi has missed Barca's last two games  a 1-0 win over Celtic in the UEFA Champions League and a 4-1 success over Real Valladolid  as a result of the muscle strain he sustained against Almeria last month.

The 26-year-old, who has eight league goals to his name this season from six appearances, has made a swift recovery and trained for the first time upon Monday, although it remains to be seen whether he will feature in Saturday's vacation to Osasuna.

That game at Estadio El Sadar is followed by fixtures against Milan in Europe and the first 'Clasico' of 2013-14.

Barca captain Carles Puyol also trained alongside Messi as he continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury that has sidelined him since March.

Like Messi, Puyol is waiting to discover what part  if any  he will play at the weekend.

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