April 22, 2021

Lionel Messi again coaching with remainder of Barcelona squad – soccer

Lionel Messi rejoined the remainder of his Barcelona teammates at follow on Wednesday.

Messi had been training individually from the group since returning to the membership on Monday. He had not been with the squad since asserting he wished to go away after which deciding to remain to keep away from a authorized dispute with Barcelona.

He wanted to cross two coronavirus exams earlier than he may follow with the remainder of the squad below incoming coach Ronald Koeman.

Additionally again with the group was Philippe Coutinho, who additionally had been training individually. Gamers who had been with their nationwide groups for Nations League matches additionally returned, together with Frenkie de Jong, Ansu Fati and Sergio Busquets.

Barcelona stated that defender Samuel Umtiti has been cleared by docs after recovering from COVID-19.

Luis Suárez and Arturo Vidal, who like Umtiti should not in Koeman’s plans for the season, even have been training usually.

The membership has scheduled a pleasant in opposition to third-division membership Nastic for Saturday.

Barcelona had its first two Spanish league video games postponed as a result of it performed within the later levels of the Champions League. The group’s league debut can be in opposition to Villarreal on the Camp Nou on the finish of the month.