The Argentine forward Leo Messi did not appear this Sunday, with the coach’s permission, Ronald Koeman, at the return from training of the Barcelona after the four days of Christmas holidays.
As reported by FC Barcelona, Messi this completing a treatment to recover from a discomfort in the right ankle. The Argentine will return to Barça discipline after the match against Eibar, which will be played on Tuesday at 7.15pm (-1 GMT) at the Camp Nou. Thus, the Argentine will extend his vacation in Rosario and will not play again until January 3 before him Huesca.
The other members of the squad returned to work at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper at except for the long-term injured Ansu Fati, Gerard Piqué and Sergi Roberto. The great novelty of the call-up against Eibar is very likely to be that of Ousmane Dembélé, who trained with the group normally.
Before training, all the Barcelona players passed a PCR test as marked by the protocol The league.