Muscle fatigue ruled Lionel Messi out of Argentina’s victory over Italy on Friday night but the Barcelona star participated in training on Sunday ahead of a possible role in Tuesday’s friendly against Spain.
Not yet 100%, no risks will be taken with Messi but the forward worked with trainer Jorge Desio before joining the group in Madrid and while any final decision will be made late, Jorge Sampaoli is preparing for at least 45 minutes from his captain.
With Sergio Agüero already ruled out, Ángel Di María picking up an injury against Italy and Manuel Lanzini and Leandro Paredes both doubts after picking up knee and shoulder injuries respectively, Sampaoli will be hoping Messi is not watching from the stands once again.
Messi’s possible return would be one of a few other changes as Sampaoli wishes to take a closer look at some of his squad.
How much can you really tell from a coach’s tactics sheet? Madrid photographer gets a peak at one from Argentina’s Sampaolihttps://t.co/kmNljGSMj9 pic.twitter.com/Kdy5ahoKcb
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