Argentina forward was back for a special training session at Camp Nou on Saturday, together with the rest of the first team from Barcelona.
In concrete 91 days, it was the first time the players have played in three months, on their home pitch. Ahead of the lockdown of coronavirus that’s how long it’s been since Real Sociedad beat 1-0.
It was a heartfelt return for Messi, who posted his joy in being able to return on the Camp Nou turf again with a message on social media.
“How I missed you,” he wrote, alongside a training photograph of him. “Waiting ahead to play again here.”
However, Messi continues his work on recovery from a muscular injury as he trained alone on Saturday. The issue won’t stop him from playing against Mallorca next Saturday.
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