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Lionel Messi set to start for Barcelona against Real Mallorca

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The captain has made a good recovery from injury

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Lionel Messi was back in full training again on Tuesday and should be good to start for Barcelona against Real Mallorca on Saturday.

The captain is a slight doubt after picking up a minor injury last week but the consensus seems to be he’s in great shape.

Mundo Deportivo report Messi will be available to start the game, while AS also reckon he’s completely recovered and is definitely ready for the clash at Son Moix.

There does seem to be a bit of doubt over whether Luis Suarez will join him in the starting XI, with manager Quique Setien a bit reluctant to throw him straight back into the fray.

If Suarez doesn’t make it then Martin Braithwaite or Ansu Fati are the most likely to get the chance in attack alongside Messi and Antoine Griezmann.