Barca star Messi injury doubt to face Italy - FCNaija

International Edition By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 23/03/2018

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi is an injury doubt for Argentina's friendly clash with Italy in Etihad Stadium with a slight hamstring strain.

According to Ole, they claim Messi is a doubt for tonight's match as he is carrying a slight abductor muscle with Ever Banega is a possible substitute if he finally is ruled out.

The report stressed that if Messi is not 100 percent fit, Sampaoli will not risk the five-time Ballon d'Or-winner against the Azzurri.

However, it would not be serious enough to rule him out as Argentina face Spain in another friendly at the Wanda Metropolitano next Tuesday.

This will be  Messi's last chance to lead his side to World Cup success having come so close last time around.