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Barca Coach: Messi Played With An Injury

Barca Coach: Messi Played With An Injury

By SL International - Apr 01, 2018 09:58 AM

FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde revealed Lionel Messi was playing with an injury during his second-half cameo against Sevillla.

Read: Messi & Suarez Rescue Unbeaten Barca

The Argentine started on the bench but came on and rescued a point with a late equaliser in the second half.

Messi missed Argentina's two friendly internationals over the FIFA break with a hamstring strain, but Valverde says he always planned on bringing on the club's all-time top scorer.

"I had planned to bring on Messi anyway," Valverde told Movistar.

"He's injured but he's been inactive for a while and we thought it would be better for him to play to get some rhythm of competition.

"He was decisive. We think he'll be okay for Roma [on Wednesday]."

Do you think Messi should have been risked against Sevilla? Have your say in the comment section below.


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Pep G junior Joined: 26 Dec 2017
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Pep G junior Apr 01, 2018 07:25 PM
Country vs club
Samanyika Joined: 24 Nov 2012
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Samanyika Apr 01, 2018 05:41 PM
@Babewami If you knew soccer you would differentiate between a Friendly match and a League game. What's the use a risking your fitness for me a friendly match
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Babewami Apr 01, 2018 04:01 PM
Verry dissapointed with dis guy. Couldnt risk n injury 4 ur country but 4 a lousy game. Very selfish indeed
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smo Apr 01, 2018 01:16 PM
@Sammy-Tee Hayi kabi my bro, r u Argentine..
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Mfitshimfitshi Apr 01, 2018 11:20 AM
But still he came in & rescued Barca ... Waawww this guy is s0mething else.
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clemz7 Apr 01, 2018 10:43 AM
OK let's hope he will be fit on Wednesday
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Sammy-Tee Apr 01, 2018 10:34 AM
It was a big risk for Valverde to play an injured Messi in that game, especially considering that Barca is playing Champion League semis on Wednesday. Leo did rescue them in Servila as usual, but I hope he didn't make his muscle injury worse, we need him for Champions league and World Cup.
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Voltaire Apr 01, 2018 10:24 AM
We have been telling people this 'Messi is Barca not the other way round'.. The king can demand to have his fans paid a salary and Barca would still do it.

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