By Jeorge Bird For Mailonline
Published: 16:23 BST, 21 August 2019 | Updated: 16:23 BST, 21 August 2019
Barcelona have been given a boost, with Lionel Messi stepping up his recovery from injury.
Messi missed Barcelona's pre-season as well as their first game of the campaign - a 1-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao - owing to a calf strain.
However, in a video posted by
, the Argentine star was seen undertaking running, shooting and strength drills on sand as he edges closer to a return.
Leo Messi is almost back 👊 Check out the next phase of his recovery ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/BEyujAtqGU— OTRO (@OTRO) August 21, 2019
Lionel Messi has given Barcelona a boost by stepping up his recovery from injury
Messi missed pre-season and