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Monday, January 06, 2014

MADRID - Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi will need to wait to make his return from a hamstring injury after being left out of Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino's squad for Sunday's visit of Elche.

Messi only returned to the Catalan capital on Thursday after a month of recovery work and training in his native Argentina.

Martino insisted that his compatriot looks in fine shape, but is still someway short of being fully match fit.

"In my view Messi is full of desire, I think he is in very good shape physically and has the look of a killer," said Martino.





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