Breaking: Messi declared fit for UEFA Champions League opener vs Dortmund


Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been declared fit to face Borussia Dortmund during the match day one of UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been out of action since sustaining a calf injury in pre-season, following his return to Camp Nou from the Copa America with Argentina.

The 32-year-old returned to full training on Monday morning and has been included in Ernesto Valverde’s 22-man squad for the trip to Westfalenstadion.

Messi has not featured for Barca since a Copa del Rey final defeat against Valencia on May 25, with Valverde having to make do without a prized asset at the start of the season.

The Blaugrana are fifth in La Liga after four matches, posting wins over Real Betis and Valencia while also suffering an opening day defeat against Atheltic Bilbao and drawing at Osasuna.

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