Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is fit to play against Celta de Vigo on Sunday, despite being absent from Argentina’s last two friendlies against El Salvador and Ecuador due to an injured foot.
But speaking to the press on Saturday, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said that the star striker will be on the pitch on Sunday:
“Blows happen and Leo Messi gets a lot of them in every match. Most of them don’t go any further than that but of course it can happen. From what we’ve seen in training he’s perfectly fit, in perfect condition. Players are used to this and Leo and the rest of the strikers know that it’s a part of their career in football.”
Messi is the top goal scorer in the Spanish La Liga, and Barcelona on top with 68 points, four ahead of arch rivals Real Madrid.