Lionel Messi stepped up his recovery from injury last week as he performed gruelling running, shooting and strength drills on sand.
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.
The Argentine will be in a race to be fit for Barcelona’s next La Liga game against Real Betis on Sunday.
He may be the best player in the world but he still puts in the hard yards.
Messi’s unusual training sessions on sand helped expedite his rehabilitation from injury while also making him match ready.
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