Messi ‘ready to go’

Lionel Messi has signalled his impending return to full fitness for Barcelona with a brief message: ‘Ready to go’.

The Argentine has spent the last three weeks recovering from a thigh strain picked up whilst in action against Almeria.

After missing two Barcelona games and two World Cup qualifiers for Argentina, the 26-year-old has this week returned to training and is seen as set to receive the medical green light to resume playing in time for the weekend trip to Osasuna.

On from that Week 9 fixture, Barca face Milan the following midweek in the Champions League, before a home League test with Real Madrid.

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