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Barcelona ‘optimistic’ on Lionel Messi fitness ahead of Spanish Super Cup final

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The captain has not yet been ruled out of Sunday’s final

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Barcelona are reportedly optimistic Lionel Messi will be fit to play in Sunday’s Spanish Super final against Athletic.

The captain missed the win over Real Sociedad with a leg injury with Barca unwilling to take any risks with the Argentina international.

According to Sport, there is now “moderate optimism” at the club that Messi will be able to feature in the showpiece on Sunday in Seville.

Ronald Koeman was asked about Messi after the game and said the team will have to wait and see over the next few days if he’ll be ready in time.

Barcelona are due to train on Friday and all eyes will be on the training ground to see if Messi takes part and what kind of shape the Argentine is in.