Lionel Messi returned to training with his Barcelona team mates on Monday, suggesting the World Player of the Year could play a part in Wednesday's Spanish Super Cup second leg at home to Atletico Madrid.
The Argentina forward bruised a thigh in last week's first leg at the Calderon, which ended 1-1, and he was taken off at halftime before missing out on Sunday's 1-0 La Liga victory at Malaga as a precaution.
"He took another step forward in his recovery and took part in the session with his team mates on Monday," Barca said on their website.
Image: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona
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