Barca boost as Messi returns to training

More good news for the four-time European champions is the return to training of key utility player Sergio Busquets, who also missed the Zaragoza tie with a groin problem.

updated: April 18, 2013 20:19 IST
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Madrid: Barcelona were given a huge boost on Thursday as Argentine superstar Lionel Messi returned to training ahead of next week's Champions League semi-final first-leg at Bayern Munich.

The four-time world player of the year has struggled with a right thigh injury that limited his appearance in the quarter-final to an inspirational second-half cameo during the second leg elimination of Paris Saint-Germain.

"The big news about Thursday's training was Leo Messi," read a statement on the club website

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