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Messi back in training as Barcelona get back to work

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The team play Huesca on Sunday

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Lionel Messi was back with the group on Friday as Barcelona returned to training to prepare for Sunday’s game against Huesca.

The captain has been out of action with an ankle issue but was back at the Ciutat Esportiva on New Year’s Day as scheduled and is expected to be named in the travelling squad.

Ronald Koeman’s side are due to train again in the morning in what is their final session before the trip to Huesca.

It’s not clear if Messi will start at Huesca after having treatment on an ankle issue over the Christmas period, but the injury certainly doesn’t seem to be too serious.

Koeman is likely to offer an update on his captain in tomorrow’s press conference ahead of his team’s first game of 2021 against a Huesca team currently bottom of the table in Spain.