The Argentine ace has recoverd in record time from a broken arm, but he could still miss the fourth game of the Champions League group stage.
This was a week full of good news for Barcelona. First, it was their Clásico win against Real Madrid. Then, a 1-0 win against Cultural Leonesa gave them good options to seal the deal at home in the Copa del Rey. Last, but not least, Lionel Messi returned to the team’s regular training sessions, and his comeback could take place on Tuesday, as Los Blaugranas gear up to face Inter in Matchday 4 of the UEFA Champions League.
A report by Marca reveals that the Argentine ace will be making the trip to Milan, where the team will try to seal the top spot in their UCL group. Barcelona has won all of their games in Group B, and one more win would cement their spot as group winners.
That fact may very well be decisive to determine if Messi plays this game, considering that Barcelona is one point away from making it to the next stage of this competition. It will be up to coach Ernesto Valverde to decide if Messi participates in the game.
Messi broke his arm on October 20, with his return scheduled to take place next week. The footballer beat the odds and seems to be ready to play once more, but the team’s coaching staff may hold him back to ensure his arm heals properly.