Messi back in Barca squad for Betis

first_imgLionel Messi is in line to make his return from a broken arm on Sunday against Real Betis after being named in Ernesto Valverde’s squad.Messi endured an awkward fall when colliding with Sevilla’s Franco Vazquez in the 4-2 win on October 20 and fractured his arm in the process, ruling him out for three weeks.He was provisionally named in the travelling squad for Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Inter in the Champions League, but having not been given the all-clear from medical staff, Barca opted to not include him in the final matchday selection. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! However, Barca announced on Saturday he is back in contention to face Betis at Camp Nou, while Samuel Umtiti – who has not featured since the 2-1 defeat at Leganes on September 26 – is also in the squad after recovering from his knee injury. Leo #Messi is back!Barça number ’10’ named in squad for #BarçaBetis pic.twitter.com/HzKw62YhyO — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 10, 2018 Ousmane Dembele will not be involved after the Frenchman reportedly missed training without permission on Thursday.Philippe Coutinho is out for a few weeks with a muscle injury.[ SQUAD LIST]#BarçaBetis   #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/2h4rxi2ZNx — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 10, 2018 Barcelona are currently top of La Liga, having won seven, drawn three and lost just one of their opening 11 games.last_img

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