FC Barcelona counting on Messi against Deportivo Alavés
FC Barcelona is counting on Saturday’s league game against Deportivo Alavés on Lionel Messi.
The Argentine attacker returned with an away trip back from Argentina, where he has his country to a victory over Uruguay in the world cup qualification had helped (1-0). Without the injured Messi continued to be the finalist of the last world cup then hung up on a draw against Venezuela (2-2).
The Argentine worked the past few days in Catalonia to his recovery. Full was Messi not yet in the training.
“He has a part of the training with the group and participated, and a part only,” said trainer Luis Enrique on Friday. “We will keep the situation closely, but he is fit enough to play against Alavés.”
That means that the Spanish champion against the promoted club can again feature the ‘tridente’, the supertrio at the front: Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.
The Brazilian returned this week back to FC Barcelona after it for weeks in his own country had been for the Olympic Games and world cup qualification.