Barcelona and Lionel Messi back in training ahead of Real Sociedad test - in pictures

The La Liga leaders are away from home on Saturday when the season recommences after the international break

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Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates were back in action on Friday as they prepare for the return of the La Liga on Saturday.

There has been no domestic action in Spain's top flight over the past two weeks due to the international break, but Barcelona's players trained on Friday ahead of Saturday's away game at Real Sociedad, which kicks off at 6.15pm UAE time.

Barcelona, the league champions, are top of the table with three wins out of three so far this season.

Arch-rivals Real Madrid also have a 100 per cent and they are also in action on Saturday with an away game at Athletic Bilbao, which kicks off at 10.45pm UAE time.


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