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La Liga: Lionel Messi strains calf, will miss Barcelona's US trip

The Spanish champion says Messi withdrew from Monday's training session because of "discomfort in his right leg."

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Barcelona Published on: August 05, 2019 16:38 IST
La Liga: Lionel Messi strains calf, will miss Barcelona's US trip
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La Liga: Lionel Messi strains calf, will miss Barcelona's US trip

Barcelona said Lionel Messi has strained his right calf and will not travel to the United States for two preseason games.

The Spanish champion said Messi withdrew from Monday's training session because of "discomfort in his right leg." The club did not say when it expects him to be fit again.

Barcelona's first official match of the season is their Spanish league opener at Athletic Bilbao on August 17.

Before that, the team will visit the U.S. and play a friendly against Napoli in Miami on Thursday. They will then play another game against the same Italian opponent at the University of Michigan on Saturday.

Messi had been on holiday since his Argentina finished third in the Copa America last month.

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