Leo Messi It is almost ruled out for the meeting this Wednesday between Barcelona and Real Sociedad, corresponding to the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup. According to ESPN, the Argentine has not overcome the discomfort in the back of the thigh and Except for a last minute surprise, he will not be on the field of play in Córdoba.
The alarm went off when Messi did not hold the group’s activation session with his teammates this Wednesday morning. The reason was the puncture suffered in Granada last Saturday in the left thigh. Some annoyances that have not completely disappeared, despite the fact that on the 10th he exercised with apparent normality before traveling to Córdoba.
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🔁 The Argentine was substituted after speaking with Koeman
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This is an untimely and unexpected loss for Barcelona. In fact, Ronald Koeman counted on the presence of Messi before Real Sociedad: “There were several players with discomfort the other day. One of them was Messi, that’s why we changed him. It seems that everyone will be available for tomorrow, but we still have to train this afternoon to see if everyone is okay, “said the Dutch coach at a press conference on Tuesday.
Finally, the Argentine did train normally in the afternoon session on Tuesday, but not in the last session before the match. For this reason, everything indicates that he will not be able to be before Real Sociedad at a time that was being very sweet for him: accumulated four goals in the last two games, already appearing at the top of the Pichichi table of the Santander League.
The one who does seem to be at the Estadio Nuevo El Arcángel is Ronald Araújo, who trained at the same pace as his teammates. Complicated duel tonight for Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona, who he will not be able to count on his maximum star, Leo Messi.