Motta back for Barca
By Francisco Acedo. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Thiago Motta has returned to training at Barcelona after seven months on the sidelines.
The Brazilian midfielder suffered a knee injury in September, but he is now nearing a return to first team action.
Motta is expected to be fully fit for a first team place in two weeks, which is a boost to coach Frank Rijkaard.
"This is a new positive for us, because at the moment we need all the players necessary at Barca," said Rijkaard.