squad | 2015-11-17
Lionel Messi fit for El Clásico this Saturday
The player has trained normally and a start vs Real Madrid isn't out of question
Lionel Messi has finally recovered from his injury after two long months of wait for the player, teammates and culés. He trained normally today, and even scored a beautiful goal, according to Xavi Campos from Catalunya Radio. The club is yet to officially confirm he's fully recovered. Meanwhile Ivan Rakitic hasn't recovered in time and could be part of the bench players at the Santiago Bernabéu.
The mystery continues as to either Luis Enrique will surprise Real Madrid by having Messi named in the starting XI, or coming on as an impact substitute in the second half. Meanwhile Benzema has picked up a knock and is doubtful to start from Los Blancos side, the same applies for Keylor Navas, who is struggling with a nagging injury for the past month and is arguably their stand out performer this season.
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WRITTEN BY: Rafael Hernández
A die hard Barcelona fan since the Joan Gaspart years, Rafael has seen the best and worst of his club. One of the Grup 14 founders, currently overlooking and coordinating the group's strategy. Rafael’s also a football journalist and entrepreneur.