BARCELONA go to Dynamo Kiev within the Champions League however they’re going to be with out captain Lionel Messi.
The Argentine has not joined the squad on the flight to Ukraine and can play no half within the match.
Messi will play no half in Barcelona’s sport at Dynamo KievCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Why is not Lionel Messi taking part in for Barcelona towards Dynamo Kiev?
Lionel Messi has not travelled with Barcelona for the match towards Dynamo Kiev.
Apparently, nice rival Cristiano Ronaldo additionally needed to keep at residence for Juventus’ match away to the identical opposition.
Ronaldo tested positive for Coronavirus on Portugal duty and was unable to take part in any matches till he obtained a damaging take a look at outcome.
Nonetheless Messi has by no means had Coronavirus and this omission from the squad shouldn’t be Covid-related.
The rationale Messi has been unnoticed is as a result of Barcelona are high of the group with three wins out of three and nearly sure to qualify for the knockout phases.
Boss Ronald Koeman stated: “We have numerous gamers out as a result of accidents and we have determined that we can’t be taking Leo or Frankie as a result of the scenario within the Champions League is sort of snug for us with the 9 factors that we have.
“And these two gamers have to relaxation as a result of they’ve performed a number of matches. So we predict it is a good second to relaxation them.”
Barcelona head to the Ukrainian capital high of their Champions League groupCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Final week Messi was caught up in a row involving team-mate Antoine Griezmann’s uncle, who stated: “In addition to, with Messi, I do know what’s occurring inside – it’s not simple.
“Principally, [Messi] doesn’t work onerous sufficient at Barca and the coaching periods are structured in an effort to please sure individuals, which is okay in case you don’t need to work.
“Antoine must work, though others don’t want as a lot effort to play nicely.
“He’s the opposite approach round – he must put in a number of effort for himself.”
When requested in regards to the feedback, Messi stated: “The reality is that I am bored with at all times being the issue of all the pieces on the membership.”