The prolific attacker's 2012-13 campaign came to an end on June 15 after Argentina's 4-0 friendly win over Guatemala, meaning Messi would have a full month off before the start of the new season.
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Messi has travelled over 90,000 kilometres since the end of Barcelona's season, visiting Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, Italy, Senegal, Colombia, Peru and USA.
The forward was being plagued by physical problems at the end of last season and his brief summer break will do little to reassure Barca's medical staff about his fitness ahead of the 2013-14 campaign.