The player trained alongside his teammates this afternoon after spending the last month in Argentina where he was recovering from injury
This was the second session of the day ahead of the first match of the calendar year, which is scheduled for Sunday at the Camp Nou against Elche
Leo Messi landed in Barcelona this afternoon and went directly to the Ciutat Esportiva to meet up with his teammates and get fitted for new boots ahead of the team’s training session. It’s been a month since the Argentinian player, who picked up an injury on November 29, trained on the pitch of Sant Joan Despí. Messi, who has yet to be declared match fit, took part in the team’s second training session of the day.
Tata Martino’s men are preparing for their first match in 2014, which will be at the Camp Nou at 16.00. Dani Alves, who has a fever, didn’t train with the team today. Neymar, Song, Alexis and Mascherano joined the team for this morning’s session.
In addition to the first team players, Barça B’s Dongou, Denis Suárez, Bagnack, Ortolá and Bañuz joined in the session, as did Juvenil A’s Munir, Godswill, Corredera, Moha, Juan Antonio, Jordi Ortega, Roger Riera, José Aurelio, Joel Huertas, Palencia and Rodrigo Tarín.