Messi fit for Supercopa showdown

The Argentine star has been given the nod by Barcelona's medical staff to face Atletico Madrid in the second leg but Adriano drops out in favour of Martin Montoya
Lionel Messi has been named in the Barcelona squad ahead of Wednesday's Supercopa second leg with Atletico Madrid after shrugging off a thigh problem.

The Argentine did not re-appear for the second half in the first-leg clash with los Rojiblancos - which ended 1-1 - and was subsequently omitted by coach Gerardo Martino for their visit to Malaga.

However, the 26-year-old was rumoured to have made a rapid recovery after being photographed participating in training alongside his Blaugrana team-mates and Martino has confirmed the speculation by naming him in his 19-man squad.

Neymar, who netted the equaliser against the capital club in the first leg, is set to face Atleti once again, while Martin Montoya comes into the squad in place of Adriano, who netted the winning goal against the Andalusians on Sunday.

The second leg is scheduled to kick off at 22.00BST.