Barcelona Still not training with the group
Lionel Messi didn’t train with the rest of his teamates on Monday morning as he continued his recovery in the gym, with Barcelona exercising maximum caution with the Argentine.
Having returned to training in the middle of the previous week, Messi felt some further discomfort in his calf muscle and was forced to take a backseat in preparation for the Real Betis fixture.
Valverde decided not to risk him for that match, and this caution carried over to Monday’s training session.
Los Cules are desperate to avoid a further setback and there are now question marks over whether he can be ready for the final match before the international break against Osasuna.