Messi named in Barca squad

Lionel Messi has been named in Barcelona’s 18-man squad for the opening League game against Levante this summer.

The Argentine goalscorer was left out of Argentina’s squad for their friendly against Italy on Wednesday with a thigh injury.

But Tata Martino has called upon the record-breaker for the match with the Granotes on Sunday.

Elsewhere, Pedro and Cesc Fabregas have also been named despite missing several training sessions this week.

Full Barcelona squad: Valdés, Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Jordi Alba, Mascherano, Adriano, Bartra, Song, Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fabregas, Xavi, Iniesta, Pedro, Tello, Neymar, Alexis and Messi

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