The Argentine striker, Lionel Messi, gave the scare yesterday after suffering a brutal kick in the left ankle by Koulibaly, a defender of Napoli, in play for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
The great star of Barcelona it took him a long time to recover after that action, not even kicking the penalty kick for the strong blow. Luis Suárez did it. The alarms went off.
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Today, Messi was news, because he did not train with his teammates who are already thinking about the quarterfinals, where the Bayern Munich will be your rival. This commitment will be played in Lisbon as a single party.
As confirmed by Diario AS, Messi He presented a strong hematoma on the inside of his left ankle with a swollen area due to the forceful blow.
The doctors gave him painkillers after the game to alleviate the pain and this morning he started the recovery treatment based on anti-inflammatories.
The captain of the Barcelona You will need 48 hours of rest to reduce the hematoma and to be able to put on your boots to train with your companions. His presence before him Bayern Munich not in danger.
Tuesday or Wednesday Messi he should return to training fully recovered. He Barcelona will play on Friday against Bayern (1:00 pm from Honduras).
A star and several black holes. He FC Barcelona he beat Napoli (3-1) in the second round of the Champions League on Saturday thanks to his Argentine star, but he needs much more from Luis Suárez, Antoine Griezmann and the rest of the heavyweights to be able to eliminate the Bayern Munich in rooms in Lisbon.
To reserve their ticket to the ‘Final a 8’ in the Portuguese capital (from August 12 to 23), Barça only needed Saturday at Lionel Messi. It’s always the same. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner was the only Barça star to assume his megastar status, leading Suárez, Griezmann and company on his back to the quarterfinals.
Until when will the destiny of the Barça by Messi? Will the Argentine ‘Flea’, still jumping at 33 years old, as she demonstrated with her slalom goal against Napoli, further raise her level of play in the quarterfinals against the Bavarians?
“LOTS OF DOUBTS”
“Messi, as so many times, he solved a match of which the Barça disappeared in the second part, letting time pass. Despite the good second half of (Frenkie) De Jong and the office of (Gerard) Piqué and Sergi Roberto, Barça left many doubts. He ended up in a cave and looked at the clock from before minute 60, “wrote journalist Juan Jiménez in As.
“It was not a ‘triomfant’ Barça, one of those that went around getting scared. It is low minimum and is going to go to Lisbon with a low profile and as a victim. But it has a player capable of doing absolutely incredible things. Possibly, winning this one ‘ Champions’ was the most incredible of all, “he summarized.
The Spanish sports press only has eyes for Messi this Sunday. “Messi takes them to Lisbon “, says Mundo Deportivo on its cover, as does Marca.”Messi he wants to be the king of Europe “, writes As. But behind the king, the princes are made to beg.