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Barca Coach: Messi Played With An Injury

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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