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Lionel Messi cleared to play Sunday

August 17, 2013
By Associated Press

Barcelona's team doctors have cleared Lionel Messi to play in the club's La Liga opener against Levante.

Barcelona says Messi has recovered from a strained muscle in his left leg from last weekend and will take the field on Sunday.

The Argentina forward missed several games at the end of last season with a nagging right hamstring injury.

Cesc Fabregas and Pedro have also recovered from injury in time to play for defending champions Barcelona.

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