Top scorer in La Liga and Barcelonaa s talisman Lionel Messi may well recover in time for the Catalansa trip to Celta Vigo on Sunday. The four-time Ballon da Or winner has been in sizzling form in 2015, leaving fierce rival Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of goals and assists this year.
Messi, who was supposed to captain Argentina in the international friendlies, did not feature in any of the South American nationa s games after suffering a blow to his right foot. The match when the 27-year-old suffered from that injury was, ironically, a game against Ronaldoa s Real Madrid.
Messi, along with compatriot Javier Mascherano, returned to the Catalan capital on Thursday and were involved in some light training on Thursday. The two were, actually, only supposed to return on Friday, Barca wrote on their official website.
Following that, the club revealed the condition of Messia s foot as the club enter a crucial period of the season, looking to increase their lead over Real Madrid in La Liga and continuing in their surge towards another Champions League final.
“The inflammation of Messi’s foot has improved and the player will attempt to join the rest of the internationals tomorrow,” they added.
Barca are four points clear of Real Madrid in La Liga and have, in 2015, looked the best side in the league. Part of the reasons behind the Camp Nou outfita s recent surge is Messia s superb form and has scored 20 goals in 2015 alone.
The Blaugrana enter into a tough period and are fighting for three different trophies together. Apart from the league and the Champions League, Barca are also in the final of the Copa Del Rey. Their squad is likely to be stretched and the last thing they want at this stage is a less than 100 percent fit Lionel Messi.