Messi fit to face Dortmund in Champions League

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi (L) shoots during the UEFA Champions League match between Spanish team FC Barcelona and French team Lyon in Barcelona, Spain, on March 13, 2019. Barcelona won 5-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals. (Xinhua/Joan Gosa)

Lionel Messi has been included in the FC Barcelona squad to travel to Germany for Tuesday night's Champions League match away to Borussia Dortmund.

The news means Messi joins up with a Barcelona squad for the first time since last season's Copa del Rey final against Valencia, and 46 days after suffering a calf injury in his first training session of pre-season.

The Argentinian was given the all-clear by Barca medical staff after completing Monday morning's training session with the rest of his teammates, meaning he has been able to get through two consecutive sessions with no problems.

Although he is included in the squad, it is unlikely Messi will start against the side that is currently second in the German Bundesliga, with his first start likely to be away to Granada in La Liga next Saturday night. 

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