Messi returns to training with Barca

Messi returns to training with Barca

Published Apr. 19, 2013 1:00 a.m. ET

Barcelona says forward Lionel Messi has returned to training with the rest of his teammates in his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Barcelona hopes to have the Argentina international fully fit for Tuesday's trip to Bayern Munich for the first leg of the Champions League semifinals.

Messi did not play in Barcelona's last two Spanish league games after injuring his leg on April 2. He was a substitute to help Barcelona rally past Paris Saint-Germain last week.

Messi is unlikely to play in Saturday's Spanish league game against Levante.


Barcelona also says midfielder Sergio Busquets has recovered from injury and is training with the team, while backup goalkeeper Jose Pinto is having back pain.