Messi converted from the spot 10 minutes before half-time and it was the Argentine's cross that then forced Pau Torres into an own-goal, after an early double from Ansu Fati, 17, had already put Barca in charge
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Messi has reintegrated with the team since admitting he had been forced to stay at Barcelona and claiming Bartomeu had broken his word over a clause in his contract allowing him to leave
In an explosive interview earlier this month, Messi blasted Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, accusing him of not keeping his promise to allow him to leave for free at the end of the last campaign.
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Messi, 33, has teamed up with an Israeli company to help the blind and visually-impaired.
Forbes said that in 2020 Messi was the best paid footballer in the world with an income of $126 million from his Barca salary and $34 million from sponsors and other sources.
Messi returned to pre-season training under new coach Ronaldo Koeman this week.
Players who had been with their national teams for Nations League matches also returned, including Frenkie de Jong, Ansu Fati and Sergio Busquets.
In his video, despite saying "unhappy", Messi explained he would see out the last year of his deal because he would "never go to court" against the club
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"There is a new coach and a new idea. That's good, but then we have to see how the team responds and if it means we can compete or not. What I can say is that I'm staying and I'm going to give my best."
It came after 10 days of tension since his bombshell fax telling Barcelona he wanted out.
Messi stressed that the decision to stay at Camp Nou and see out the last year of his contract with the club was tough.
Lionel Messi said on Friday he will stay at Barcelona, insisting he could never go to court against the club of his life.
Dad Jorge hints to Spanish media that Argentine superstar might stay at Barcelona for one more season and leave as a free agent next year
Messi failed to appear on Sunday for the PCR tests ahead of Barca's return to training on Monday and has not attended any of the training sessions under new coach Ronald Koeman, meaning he is now in open rebellion with the club
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In a statement on Sunday, LaLiga supported Barcelona, saying that anyone who wants to buy Messi will have to pay his 700-million-euro release clause