Lionel Messi 'lively' ahead of Barcelona's Clasico with Real Madrid | Sky Sports
The Argentina international has been training with the Catalan side's second team this week as he continues his recovery from a knee injury sustained against Las Palmas on September 26. That initially put his inclusion in this weekend's big game at the Bernabeu - live on Sky Sports - in doubt, but many around him seem to think that Messi will be ready.
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The 27-year-old once again showed his importance in the centre of the field and came close to scoring in the first half with a volley from the edge of the box. The Catalan was taken off with 12 minutes to go for Atletico Madrid’s Koke.
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Eto’o, Gio van Bronckhorst and Ronaldinho scored the goals against Real Madrid on a magnificent November night at the Camp Nou in the 2004/05 season. The game ended 3-0 to Barça, and during the second half Andrés Iniesta came on as s substitute to play in his first ever Clásico.
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Barça dominated the ball from the offset and had a number of good chances in the first half to take the lead. Campins came closest to opening the scoring on 38 minutes when his shot, from a Maxi Rolón cross, got the better of Vito in the opposition goal but was denied by the woodwork. Grimaldo (5’), Gumbau (17’) and Kaptoum (18’) all had good efforts on goal but to no avail as the first period ended goalless.