Eleven days on from his injury against Sevilla, Leo Messi was back training on Wednesday morning. The Argentinean returned to Pitch 2 of the Ciutat Esportiva for mobility work, after a few days out.
Messi worked out alongside Gerard Piqué and Jordi Alba, two of the players that coach Ernesto Valverde had given the day off. The defensive duo were not included in the squad for the trip to Leon, where FC Barcelona will play Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey Round of 32.
Luis Suárez, Coutinho and Rakitic were also present, undertaking gym work, whilst Sergio Busquets and Marc André Ter Stegen were given permission to miss training by Valverde.