Messi Returns To Training In Preparation To Face Real Betis

Messi Returns To Training In Preparation To Face Real Betis - Surge Zirc SA
Lionel Messi could be in the Barcelona squad to face Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday / Photo file: AFP

Lionel Messi gave Barcelona an opportune lift on Wednesday by coming back to training with the remainder of the squad after calf injury.

Messi trained alone in the first part of the day joining his teammates toward the evening, expanding trusts that Barca’s captain could play a role against Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday.

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He stressed his calf on August 5 in his first training session back after the Copa America and consequently missed the club’s pre-season.

It would be an amazement if Messi begun at Camp Nou, yet Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde will be anxious to have his star available once more, especially after his group endured an unexpected 1-0 rout by Athletic Bilbao in their opening league game a weekend ago.

Messi’s nonattendance has been intensified by wounds to different strikers.

Luis Suarez is relied upon to be out for around a month in the wake of tottering off with a calf issue against Bilbao. Ousmane Dembele harmed his hamstring and will require five weeks to recoup.

Antoine Griezmann, the 120 million summer marking from Atletico Madrid, is the main completely fit forward, with Rafinha and 21-year-old Carles Perez potential choices to play behind him.

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The deficiency in advance has strengthened theory that Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar could come back to Barcelona before the exchange window shut in Spain on September 2.

PSG sporting director Leonardo conceded recently that the club were in “advanced negotiations” to sell Neymar yet an arrangement is yet to be concurred with Barca, who have officially spent around 250 million euros this mid year.

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