Leo Messi back training with squad

Messi in training this Monday / PHOTO: GERMAN PARGA - FCB
Leo Messi took another big step back to full fitness this evening when he trained with the rest of the squad – the first time he’s done so since his injury against Almeria

Pinto, Oier, Montoya, Puyol, Mascherano, Bartra, Adriano, Dos Santos, Tello, Cuenca and Messi trained this Monday evening under Tata Martino

After a couple of days break, the remnants of Barça’s squad were back in training this Monday evening, as Tato Martino put his 11 available first team players through their paces. Leo Messi was the focus of attention, with the Argentinean training with the rest of the players for the first time since he picked up a thigh strain against Almeria. After tests on September 29th, Club doctors ruled Messi out for two weeks and he missed teh games against Celtic and Valladolid.

Although Martino was missing 12 players to international duties, the available players began work on preparing for Saturday’s game against Osasuna, with Puyol and Mascherano exercising normally alongside Pinto, Oier, Montoya, Bartra, Adriano, Dos Santos, Tello, Cuenca and Messi.