FC Barcelona started preparations for the Spanish Super Cup Final today being Friday. The Spanish giants will be playing against Athletic Bilbao in a mouthwatering encounter on Sunday, 17th January, 2021. Though the price money of the competition may not be big, the prestige that comes with winning the trophy is every La Liga players dream.
One noticeable absence from the squad’s group training today, is team captain, Lionel Messi. According to many reports coming from the Spanish tabloids, Messi did recovery work alone during today’s training session while other teammates did group training.
The personal recovery session has put Messi’s participation in Sunday’s game a doubt. At the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, other Barca players had a light session with junior players from the B team according to the official FC Barcelona website.
Messi missed the midweek game against Real Sociedad after getting injured. After a 1-1 draw in normal time, FC Barcelona went on to win the game 3 – 2 after a fierce penalty shootout that saw Ter Stegen pull saves to make sure Barca enters the final.
Should Messi still be a doubt by tomorrow after the team’s travel to Seville, Koeman may be prompted to drop the Argentine wizard, placing the trust on the other players to lift the trophy for the club.