Messi cleared for Barca opener
Barcelona’s team doctors have cleared Lionel Messi to play in the club’s Spanish league opener against Levante.
Barcelona says Messi has recovered from a strained muscle in his left leg from last weekend and will take the field on Sunday.
The Argentina forward missed several games at the end of last season due to a nagging right hamstring injury.
Midfielder Cesc Fabregas and forward Pedro Rodriguez have also recovered from injury in time to play for defending champion Barcelona.