Messi back in training?

Lionel Messi reportedly joined in with a Barcelona practice match, scoring a goal, but the club haven’t confirmed the Argentine’s involvement.

Messi is said by AS and other sources in Spain to have trained on Thursday but wasn’t pictured in any of the 20 pictures of the session released by the Catalans, or any of the video footage.

The Barca players not on international duty now have three days off, returning to training on Monday, but Thursday’s session was said to have seen Messi also run some shooting drills.

Mundo Deportivo claim to have confirmed the forward’s participation and say it’s a big step in Messi’s recovery from a knee injury, with the Clasico at Santiago Bernabeu on November 21 his target.

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