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Barcelona plan on managing Messi’s minutes

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The club are keen to avoid injury

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Barcelona management plan on managing Lionel Messi’s minutes moving forward as the club chases the treble, according to Sport. Messi just came back from the international break with a groin injury that ruled him out of Argentina’s second game.

The biggest part of Barcelona’s season is ahead of them. They sit ten points ahead of Atletico Madrid in La Liga and have the Champions League quarter-finals and Copa del Ray finals in the coming weeks.

The highest priority for Barcelona is the Champions League, so Messi can probably expect to take a few matches off in La Liga as they lead into CL matches.

Messi is working on recovering and managing a groin injury so not aggravating the injury is the highest priority for Barcelona staff.