FC Barcelona fanatics: rejoice in the glory of the return of the Messiah. Goal.com reports that El Diego II is back from a five week layoff after a muscular breakdown in his left thigh during Barca’s 3-0 victory over Valencia at the Mestalla last month.
Although Lionel Messi will not start the game since Barca manager Frank Rijkaard wouldn’t be naïve to shove the Argentine international directly into the action from the first minute. Messi will be among the 7 substitutes against Racing Santander in the late Sunday evening kickoff in La Liga but one does get the feeling that Barca’s Messiah will play the last quarter of an hour against a club that is challenging for a UEFA Cup spot.
Messi is easily the most vital piece in the Barcelona jigsaw. Everyone knows that he is the most talented and arguably best player in Europe at the moment and with Ronaldinho gradually heading into the Catalonia sunset, it is towards Lionel Messi that Barca supporters are looking to rescue their season.