Motta back for Barca
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Thiago Motta has returned to training at Barcelona after seven months on the sidelines.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.