Barcelona: Messi is finally back with the main group


Barcelona Able to train with his teammates

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After staying away from training last week while his transfer saga unfolded and after having to work individually on Monday and Tuesday due to LaLiga’s coronavirus protocols for returning players, Lionel Messi is finally back in group training at Barcelona.

The Argentine was able to train under Ronald Koeman for the first time this Wednesday.

Depending on his physical state, Messi could even have some minutes on Saturday in the pre-season friendly against Gimnastic de Tarragona – although nobody at the club wants to take unnecessary risks if the forward isn’t up to speed yet.

Philippe Coutinho, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong and Ansu Fati also returned to training on Wednesday, while French internationals Clement Lenglet and Antoine Griezmann are still missing as they only just completed international duty on Tuesday night.

Barcelona’s squad will have a second session this Wednesday afternoon, at around 17:30 CEST.



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