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Fit again Messi named in Barcelona squad

Lionel Messi has been named in Barcelona’s matchday squad to take on Deportivo La Coruna at Camp Nou.

The Argentina international has been sidelined since picking up a groin strain in the 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on September 21.

But head coach Luis Enrique told a news conference on Friday that the superstar forward would return for Saturday’s LaLiga clash and Messi has been named in Barca’s 18-man squad for the game.

Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti have also been passed fit, but Jasper Cillessen, Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba are injured.

Despite Roberto’s injury, out-of-favour Aleix Vidal is not selected by head coach Luis Enrique.

Barcelona squad to play Deportivo:

Ter Stegen, Masip, Pique, Rakitic, Busquets, Denis Suarez, Turan, Iniesta, Luis Suarez, Messi, Neymar, Rafinha, Mascherano, Alcacer, Digne, Gomes, Umtiti, Mathieu.

Sat 15 Oct, 2016
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