Messi and Co to return early for Spanish Super Cup

Argentina and Brazil´s elimination at the quarter-final stages of the Copa America is good news for Barcelona; Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Gabriel Milito on one side, and Dani Alves and Adriano on the other, will all be available for the club´s tour to the United States and the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. It is expected the five will now join up with their teammates in Miami, where Barcelona play a friendly with Mexican side Chivas de Guadalajara on August 3.

For Pep Guardiola their return is an unexpected bonus as he now has an extra 11 days with his South American contingent (who will enjoy 17 days holiday) to prepare for the first leg of the Super Cup against Real Madrid in the Bernab

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