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Photo: Lionel Messi and Neymar back in Barcelona training

The superstar duo are back training with the European champions after an extended break following the Copa America.

Barcelona fans will be buoyed by the image of superstar forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar returning to club training, as can be seen above.

The pair both featured in the Copa America over the summer in Chile, with the Brazilian suspended after ill-discipline and the Argentine losing out on penalties to the competition hosts on penalties in the final.

However, in ominous news for the rest of Spanish and European football, AS have reported that Messi and Javier Mascherano have reported back for Blaugrana training earlier than expected.

The duo are obviously keen to get back to club duty after the disappointment of losing out at the Copa America, which will mean that Messi is fitter than expected come the start of the La Liga campaign.

The four-time Ballon d’Or winner was the beating heart of the Barcelona side that won a momentous treble last season and has reinstated his position as he best player in the world with some superlative performances.

Neymar meanwhile came of age last term and formed a formidable attacking trident alongside Messi and Luis Suarez, with the Brazilian finding his feet at Camp Nou.

All eyes will be on Luis Enrique’s men again in 2015-16, as the Blaugrana will be tasked with emulating their incredible feats from last season.

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