After having followed a separate training plan in the past two days, Leo Messi finally joined the rest of the FC Barcelona squad this morning for the last team practice ahead of Sunday’s game against Almeria. The Argentinian completed the training session at the Camp Nou without any problems and was included in the list of players for the clash.

Barcelona’s coach Frank Rijkaard commented on Messi’s condition in the pre-match press conference:

We try to take care of Messi’s health. We will see if he plays the whole 90 minutes on Sunday, but he is in the squad for the game and that means he’s fit and ready to play