Still not 100%, Leo Messi is still part of the trip to Glasgow as part of the Champions League.
He is already back! After having to forfeit Saturday afternoon, minutes of the match between FC Barcelona and Malaga, Lionel Messi returning to the squad to face Celtic. The Catalan medical staff endorsed the Argentinian to find the way land , less than a week after suffering an “illness”. If he was able to train normally on Monday, the five-time Ballon d’Or has not yet recovered to 100% depending Sport.es . Nevertheless, this rapid return is great news for the club and its fans, because without his Messi, Barca is not really Barca. Orphans of their “smart” face Malaga, the Catalans failed to shrug, despite a lot of clear chances. This match showed the difficulties of the Blaugrana without their playmaker (and should push leaders to activate to extend).
Barca thrashed Celtic in the first leg
With Messi in their ranks, the Catalans will look Wednesday to win their qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League. In the first leg, Barca had thrashed the Scots 7-0. A match in which Messi has shone particularly . Author of three goals he had sickened the Celtic defense, powerless against such a machine. However, time is not overconfidence in men of Luis Enrique. In addition to the 0-0 conceded the past weekend, Barça still a defeat in the Champions League (3-1 to Manchester City). So we have to give everything in the last Scots face Group, but still capable of a big deal at home. Read also: Lionel Messi and Barça will soon speak extension . According Messi you must hold it against Celtic?