Messi set for Barcelona comeback

The prolific 26-year-old attacker is raring to go again after missing his side's last two games due to a thigh problem

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has received a boost with the news that Lionel Messi is match fit again ahead of this weekend's clash with Osasuna.

The Argentina international was unavailable for the Champions League defeat of Celtic and the Liga win over Real Valladolid because of a thigh strain sustained in last month's trip to Almeria, while he was also absent for his country's World Cup qualifiers with Peru and Uruguay.

However, the 26-year-old attacker resumed full training earlier this week and is now ready to make his Blaugrana return in Pamplona.

"Ready to come back," Messi wrote next to a picture of him training on his Instagram account.

The four-time Ballon d'Or winner has made nine appearances in all competitions for Barca this term, scoring 11 goals.