Messi injury update: Lionel Messi shined for Barcelona against Valencia in the league game last night.
Lionel Messi stepped up for Barca and rescued a point for the side against Valencia last night.
Barca were 0-2 down in the first half when Messi scored the first of his two goals through a spot-kick.
He doubled the lead in the second half with a thunderous strike out of nowhere and salvaged a point for the host side. However, Barca fans received a setback when Messi went off the field for a few minutes and received treatment for a seeming injury.
Ernesto Valverde opened up on the injury after the game, admitting that the Barca captain has a ‘problem.’
Messi injury update:
Barcelona will face Real Madrid in the semifinal of the Copa del Rey next week, which aggravates the concern surrounding Messi’s injury.
“(Messi) has a small problem,” Valverde told the media in the post-match press conference. “I can’t say exactly what problem he has, I don’t know,” he told a press conference after the match.”
I love everything about this goal, the team, the move, Messi and the commentator❤😍😊
“Magnific spectum of genius and in a blink of bees eye…stupendously magnificent goal from Leonel Messi…”
Messi 🐐 pic.twitter.com/FCu54ci4QF
— Wenwa™🎆 (@dianawenwa_) February 3, 2019
Since Lionel Messi last started a game of football without scoring or assisting…
Autumn, Halloween, Christmas and New Year have been and gone.
22 countries have new political leaders.
LA Rams have gone from 1-0 to the Superbowl.
Roughly 50 million people have been born.
— Andy West (@andywest01) February 3, 2019
The manager further stated that he is waiting for the report from the medical staff, and justifiably refused to confirm if he will be part of the team for the Wednesday’s El Clasico.
“We will have to wait to see what medical staff say. If he’s in good shape, he’ll play on Wednesday.
“We will wait. I imagine it’s nothing, but we’ll wait a few hours. Leo didn’t ask me to sub him off,” said Valverde.
📊 | Messi in 2018/19
20 games 21 goals 10 assists (League)
2 games 2 goals 3 assists (Copa)
4 games 6 goals 1 assist (UCL)
1 game 0 goal 1 assist (Super Cup)
Total – 27 games 29 goals 15 assists
5th best player in the world 😉 pic.twitter.com/pnQIPWbHDN
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) February 3, 2019
The last game Messi played and wasn’t involved in a goal was in September. Do you realize how fucking batshit crazy that is?
— Josip 🎗️ (@jperkovic93) February 2, 2019
🇦🇷 Lionel Messi this season:
🏟 20 Games
⚽ 21 Goals
🎯 10 Assists
✌ 5 Braces
🎩 1 Hat Trick
🤕 Injured for 20 days in Oct and Nov.
🐸 🍵 5th best player in the world. pic.twitter.com/vb56SxXTkX
— Football Factly (@FootballFactly) February 3, 2019
Lionel Messi has been brilliant for Barcelona this season, having scored 21 goals in 20 La Liga appearances for the club. He has contributed to almost half the goals Barcelona have scored across all competitions this season.
Barcelona are currently at the top of the league. However, Atletico Madrid will aim to close the gap to three points later tonight as they take on Real Betis.