Messi accelerates recovery in order to be able to play against Betis

Leo Messi has exercised this Friday at the Sports City gym to speed recovery facing the duel in Benito Villamarin. The Argentine wants to play against Betis and Saturday will be a final test to see if comes into the squad to travel to Seville with the team.


FC Barcelona do not play the next league match until Sunday at nine in the evening against Betis. This Friday the Barça squad is rest day but up to seven first team players have moved to the Ciudad Deportiva de Sant Joan Despi to perform voluntary training. Among them was Leo Messi , who has been exercised in the gym to speed recovery facing the duel at the Benito Villamarin.

The Argentinian star, who will return in the afternoon for treatment of physiotherapy with recuperators club will make a final test Saturday during the morning training to confirm if you have recovered from the blow to the knee he received against Benfica and decide Tito Vilanova if it is included in the squad to travel to Seville, a decision that will be agreed between the coach, the player and medical services. After the scare against Benfica, Messi wants to do everything possible to play against Betis. In the locker Barca will recommend caution to avoid risks and possible relapse.

Despite having the day off, the other players in the first team have also been trained are Iniesta, Mascherano, Abidal, Alves, Alexis and Marc Bartra. Indeed, the last three are in the final stage to recover from injuries and even some of them may get discharged.

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