The LaLiga campaign resumes this week and Barcelona received a boost as Lionel Messi returned to community work. On the course, after returning to community training Monday, Lionel Messi seems fit for the first LaLiga game in Barcelona this week.
After a three-month break enforced by the coronavirus pandemic, the Spanish top-flight begins again on Thursday with the Barca leaders visiting Real Mallorca on Saturday.
Nonetheless, questions have been raised that after Barca announced Messi had a quadriceps injury last week and was unable to train with the main squad, their key man could be absent for that fixture.
Blaugrana ‘s captain was still training separately on Saturday when the team held a session at Camp Nou, yet on Monday, the club’s all-time leading scorer was back with the rest of the squad.
Barcelona has posted pictures of the session showing Messi laughing along with Luis Suarez as Quique Setien ‘s players warmed up.
Messi is LaLiga’s top scorer for 2019-20, having recorded 19 goals in 22 games, while adding 12 assists — the most in the division, too.
Yet again, Nou Camp talisman Messi has proven to be a pivotal figure in Barcelona’s team this season and will potentially add to the 19 goals and 12 assists he recorded before the coronavirus pandemic caused a season delay.
Barcelona’s full-back Nelson Semedo was also back with the main squad on Monday, another who had been training alone because of an injury problem.
With Barcelona LaLiga having 11 games to go, they will start two points ahead of their main rivals Real Madrid.
According to Marca, the Argentine is now expected to be able to rejoin the squad on Monday for full first-team training as planned.
The club revealed that Messi had a right thigh ailment and was ‘doing unique exercises with just eight days to prevent unnecessary risks’ before the team returned to LaLiga to resume their title defense.