Lionel Messi: Barca ace spotted training at Nou Camp amid fitness fears

Lionel Messi: Barca ace spotted training at Nou Camp amid fitness fears

- Lionel Messi sustained a quadriceps injury in training, according to Barcelona

- The 32-year old is however still capable of having training sessions

- Messi was spotted doing sprints at the Nou Camp on Saturday, June 6, as he battles for full fitness

- The La Liga resumes on June 12, with Barcelona set to face Real Mallorca

Barcelona fans were handed a glimmer of hope after their all-time goalscorer Lionel Messi was spotted doing sprints in the team’s latest training session at the Nou Camp.

From the images shared online, it looks like the 32-year old was making some progress amid fears of a thigh injury.

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The La Liga is set to resume in a little over a week’s time and league leaders Barcelona are racing against time to have their talisman in full fitness.

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Earlier in the week, Barcelona confirmed Messi suffered a quadriceps injury and therefore could not train normally with the rest of the squad.

While Messi continues to recover separately, photos shared by Barcelona revealed he was on the right track in terms of recovery.

Barcelona will return to league action with a match against Real Mallorca on June 13, in what will be their first game since the league was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Defender Nelson Semedo, who is also not 100% fit, also trained separately.

Matches are expected to be played behind closed doors as the La Liga aims to curb the risk of a potential explosion in coronavirus cases.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Cafu has weighed into the conversation about who is the better player between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The World Cup winner with Brazil in 2002 has faced Ronaldo at club level during AC Milan's clash with Man United.

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On the other hand, Cafu and Messi never crossed paths before he fully retired from the game in 2007. also reported that Neymar's name was mistakenly added to low-paid workers aiming to get funds from the government amid the global pandemic, UOL reports.

The case has now been identified as identity theft where the Paris Saint-Germain's star's name, date of birth and his personal identification number was included among 600 workers aiming to get welfare payment from the federal government.

These workers are those whose jobs and income have been put on hold for the past three months during the lockdown period.

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