Lionel Messi partakes in full training session at La Cartuja

Barcelona news has been dominated in recent days by Lionel Messi and his fitness.

The Argentine picked up a thigh injury at Granada last weekend and missed the Blaugrana’s Supercopa de Espana semi-final against Real Sociedad.

Lionel Messi

It’s touch and go whether Messi will be fit in time to face Athletic Bilbao in the final at Seville’s La Cartuja, but the good news for Barcelona fans is that their captain trained this evening as reported by Diario Sport.

Messi trained by himself yesterday but participated fully today, giving hope that he’ll be able to start tomorrow evening.

Ronald Koeman made it clear in his press conference pre-game that it will be Messi, who knows his body better than anybody else, to make the call.

Ronald Koeman

The Supercopa is normally the least significant of the titles available to Barcelona but this season has taken on a whole new significance.

Winning the first trophy of the Koeman era could provide Barcelona, at a low ebb at the moment, a much-needed shot in the arm.

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