Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/27/13
Lionel Messi has been passed fit to play the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid . The Argentinian hobbled off at half-time with a hamstring injury of the first leg at the Vicente Calderon last week, which finished 1-1. He played no part in Barcelona's 1-0 win at Malaga on the weekend, but has been named in a 19-man squad for the the match at the Nou Camp, and coach Gerardo Martino has assured reporters that the striker is "fine" after completing training on Monday and Tuesday and is ready to play. Adriano, who scored the winning goal at Malaga, has been ruled out of the match with a muscle strain. Martino gave no clues about the starting line-up he would put out against Diego Simeone's side, and remained ambiguous about whether Neymar, who came off the bench to score Barcelona's equaliser at the Calderon, would begin the match. The Brazilian has still not started a single game for Barcelona since completing a 57 million euro move to the cl...
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