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Lionel Messi lands at the City Football Academy

WATCHING BRIEF: Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi

WATCHING BRIEF: Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi joined his Argentina team-mates on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the friendly with Italy on Friday evening.

Arguably the most famous footballer on the planet joined the squad later than his team-mates following Barcelona's match on Sunday.

 

TEAM PLAYER: The fantastic Mr Messi

 

Members of the world's press gathered to catch a glimpse of a player who has thrilled fans around the globe for club and country over the past decade.

Messi, who took part in a session that included Nicolas Otamendi and former City keeper Willy Caballero.

 

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Our popular former keeper Wily Caballero

 

Sergio Aguero remains doubtful with a training knock he picked up with City.

TICKET DETAILS FOR ITALY v ARGENTINA

ARGENTINA TRAINING GALLERY

FOCUS: Lionel Messi

 

Men's Team

Loan Watch: Roberts returns for Celtic

Loan rangers...

In what was a tough weekend of results for Manchester City’s loan contingent, Patrick Roberts’ return from injury proved to be the highlight.

The winger made a 21-minute cameo and would have been the match-winner only for his 20-yard effort to cannon back off the crossbar as Celtic were held 0-0 at Motherwell.

Picture Special

World Cup focus: Argentina train at CFA

Media Watch

Media: Guardiola has tactical gift, says Gundogan

IN TUNE: Ilkay Gundogan has praised Pep Guardiola's tactical astuteness.

Attentions may have turned to international football for the next week, but there’s no shortage of Manchester City related headlines in the media.

Ilkay Gundogan’s praise for Pep Guardiola is one of today’s conversation topics, while there’s also comment from Virgil Van Dijk on our Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool.