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Lionel Messi appears unlikely to play in Super Cup semi-final for Barcelona

The captain has a minor injury problem

Granada CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Álex Cámara/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Lionel Messi is reportedly unlikely to play in the Super Cup semi-final against Real Sociedad. The Argentine didn’t train with the rest of the team this morning and looks like they aren’t taking any risks for a, let’s be honest, pretty meaningless match.

There’s a report from ESPN’s Samuel Marsden that it remains “unlikely” for him to play. The captain came off in the second half of this past weekend’s win over Granada.

There hasn’t been an official statement from Barcelona in regards to the severity or simply details around Messi’s injury. Which, despite the hopefully insignificant nature of the injury, is still a bit concerning and annoying.

Messi had been in good form as of late, scoring four times in his last two matches. Let’s hope the injury isn’t that serious and sitting out for a week or two is enough.

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