After much speculation, FC Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi is dramatically set to return to action for the El Clasico this weekend. He has even launched his new pair of boots especially made for the match against arch rivals Real Madrid CF.
The Argentina star uploaded pictures of the boots on his twitter account, announcing that he would be wearing these at the top of the table clash at the Santiago Bernabeu, on Saturday night.
a Team Messi (@TeamMessi) . November 17, 2015
The boots contain bright flashes of green and red, and the ‘M-Shield’ at the front, and was also uploaded by the boot’s manufacturers Adidas on their own twitter account.
a adidas Soccer (@adidassoccer) November 17, 2015
Messi to start from bench?
Although there have been many reports suggesting that the Argentine star might not get fit in time for the clash against Real Madrid CF, recent developments seem to be pointing to the fact that Messi is getting back to fitness and may very well play a part in the crunch match.
Given the length of his lay-off, the FC Barcelona talisman will probably not be in coach Luis Enrique’s starting line-up for the game. However, there is a high possibility that Messi may be brought on from the bench in the second half. Rumours suggest that he would not be playing for more than half an hour, but that is time enough for the little man to make all the difference.