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Lionel Messi Will Be in the Squad for Sevilla Clash - Report

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It’s not yet known how much he would play

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Reports coming out of the FC Barcelona camp urge calm from supporters, even as Lionel Messi missed both of the international break fixtures due to pain in his left leg. The good news is he has completed a training session and looked in good enough condition. However, there are conflicting reports about whether he will play against Sevilla.

Today, Diario SPORT is saying Messi will travel to Sevilla and be in the squad, though they say it’s not clear how long he will play. Messi could be on the bench and only come on at the end, for example.

The medical staff is said to be prioritizing having him fully fit for the crucial junctures left this season. Barcelona do hold a healthy 11 point lead in La Liga, so a match even against one of the better teams in the league is not as high priority with the UEFA Champions League clash against AS Roma looing.