According to an ESPN story, Lionel Messi is expected to miss Barcelona’s clash against Real Sociedad tonight due to injury. He is said to have sustained a minor injury in the La Liga win over Granada on Saturday night but has continued to feel pain in the days since and is almost certain to sit out against La Real in the Spanish Supercopa match.
Messi and central defender Ronald Araujo both sat out of the session unexpectedly, leading to doubts that, as per Diario Sport, they will participate in the game.
While there is still no official confirmation that he will not be involved, the troubling Barcelona news has now been extended to almost definitely rule the Argentine out of the day.
Messi, who seems to be enjoying his football for the first time this season, has raised the side’s recent collective upturn in form but looks likely to miss out on Wednesday.