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Barcelona: Messi seen sprinting as Blaugrana train at Camp Nou

As Barcelona prepare to resume their LaLiga campaign, Lionel Messi has been struggling with a thigh injury but appears to be on track in his recovery.

Messi seen sprinting as Barcelona train at Camp Nou

Barcelona's Lionel Messi was pictured sprinting as he trained at the Camp Nou on Saturday, just a week before Quique Setién's men are due to resume their LaLiga campaign.

Messi seemingly making progress in recovery from thigh injury

The Catalans confirmed this week that Messi has a quadriceps injury and cannot train as normal with the rest of the first-team squad.

The Barça captain continued to work separately on Saturday but photographs released by the club indicate his recovery is on track.

The league leaders return to action against Real Mallorca on 13 June in their first game since the season was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Semedo also trains individually

Nelson Semedo also trained away from the squad as the full-back works on fitness problems of his own.

Barcelona boss bids to get team used to empty Camp Nou

Barça trained at the Camp Nou as head coach Setién is keen for his players to get used to playing inside an empty stadium.

All LaLiga matches are to be held behind closed doors for the foreseeable future in order to limit the risk of spreading Covid-19.