Barcelona’s Sergino Dest celebrates with team-mate Lionel Messi (back) after scoring against Real Sociedad during their Spanish League match in San Sebastian on Sunday. Agence France-Presse
Lionel Messi is back in form and Barcelona are finding their feet after a 4-0 demolition of Granada on Saturday put them within four points of the top of La Liga. An emphatic victory puts Barca in sight of league leaders Atletico Madrid but Diego Simeone’s side
The draw meant the Catalans stayed second in the standings on 70 points and leaders Real Madrid, who have 71, will go four points clear at the top with five games left if they beat Getafe at home on Thursday.
Messi was hauled to the ground in the first half by a diving Unai Bustinza wrapping two arms around his waist and he was knocked over again in the second, this time earning a penalty, which he converted.
The AJP International Championship will roll into Fujairah at Zayed Sports Complex from July 2-3 and will feature hundreds of players from various clubs and academies in various categories, including Teens, Youth, Men’s, Masters, Amateurs, and Professionals.
Team Manager Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Spa) will lead the squad alongside Sports Directors Andrej Hauptman (Slo), Simone Pedrazzini (Swi) and Marco Marcato (Ita).
Indian women will play a three ODI series in the captaincy of the Harmanpreet Kaur against Sri Lanka’s 19-member squad, which is being led by Chamari Athapaththu.