Just two weeks after fracturing his arm against Sevilla, Lionel Messi could return to action in midweek against Inter in the Champions League.
His injury is evolving at a very good pace, and even if he doesn’t play against the Italians, the Argentine will be in the team for the game against Betis.
What is certain is that Messi will travel this Monday with the rest of the Barcelona expedition to the Italian city.
The most likely scenario is that Ernesto Valverde will take 19 players in case the No.10 finally can’t play, and any decision will be made in Milan.
Despite the importance of the clash against Inter, Barcelona go into Tuesday’s game with a situation that allows them not to risk anything.
Three wins from their three group games so far has afforded the Catalans some breathing space, and Valverde will be the one to make the decision after speaking with the player and medical services.
The coach knows that Leo wants to play every match, but the Basque has never been very keen to take unnecessary risks.