Messi, Suarez Remain Doubtful for Valencia Clash

By Daily Sports on September 11, 2019

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Fans hoping to see Lionel Messi back in action this Saturday against Valencia might find themselves disappointed as the Barcelona star continues personalised rehabilitation work away from the main group.

The Argentine has not made a competitive appearance for his club so far this term after picking up a calf injury shortly before the Blaugrana’s pre-season double-header with Napoli in the United States.

Head coach Ernesto Valverde did state that his star man would be available for selection following the international break and admitted to having his own hopes that Messi would be ready to face Los Che after Barca’s mixed start to the season.

A 1-0 loss at Athletic Club in their opening game in La Liga preceded a 5-2 win over Real Betis and a 2-2 draw with newly-promoted Osasuna before domestic play was paused.

However, Messi has continued to work alone on his recovery, missing Tuesday's session with the main group – several of whom had been given extra time off – and his participation against Valencia, the side who beat Barca in last season’s Copa del Rey final, remains in doubt.

The attacker’s injury has been closely monitored by the club's medical team but no return date had ever been specified, with Messi’s levels of discomfort being looked at on a day-to-day basis.

And, while the Camp Nou captain has not stopped working on his recovery, a return to action against Valencia is a remote possibility given the fact the player lacks full match fitness and the rhythm of featuring in competitive clashes.

Luis Suarez, meanwhile, finds himself in a similar situation after having picked up an Achilles tendon injury in Barca's defeat against Athletic at San Mames.

Reports in Spain had suggested this week that Suarez would make the cut against Valencia, but individual training sessions mean the Uruguayan is also a doubt for the visit of Marcelino’s men. (Goal)

•Photo shows Messi and Suarez 

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 11, 2019


 

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