Due to foot injury, he suffered in the Champions League, Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi was reportedly forced to sit out training on Sunday.
The six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or showed a magnificent solo effort scoring the second goal of Barcelona on the night as the men of Quique Setien advanced to the quarter-finals of the elite competition in Europe.
Nevertheless, the Barca captain managed the full 90 minutes of victory at Camp Nou, after a collision with Kalidou Koulibaly, however, Messi sustained a foot injury.
On Sunday Messi’s absence was more precautionary than anything else as he missed the training, reported Spanish outlet Cope.
The report claims that Messi is expected to play a part and support Barca’s attempts to reach the semi-finals as Barca will now face Bayern Munich in the last eight of the competition.
Nevertheless, Messi has yet to decide on terms for a new Camp Nou deal, with his current Catalan contract scheduled to expire next summer.