Argentinian joins Wednesday afternoon workout as the light emerges at the end of his recovery tunnel

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for and it finally happened on Wednesday as Leo Messi was back training with his team-mates at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

It was the first time he has been able to do that since picking up a right leg injury last August 5. He was the star attraction on pitch 2 at the training facility, where the first team was also joined by Iñaki Peña, Chumi, Carles Pérez and Abel Ruiz of Barça B as well as teenage sensation Ansu Fati from the U19 team.

The team will be taking a rest on Thursday and will be back at it on Friday morning at 9.30am CEST, with one further workout on Saturday before they take on Real Betis in the first Liga game of the season at Camp Nou on Sunday at 9.00pm CET.