Lionel Messi still troubled by injury ahead of Barca's clash with Celtic

Barcelona have revealed that Lionel Messi is an injury concern ahead of their Champions League clash with Celtic.

Messi aggravated a hamstring problem on international duty and has been told to modify his training regime amid uncertainty over whether he will face Alaves on Saturday.

Barca then host Celtic next Tuesday.

Lionel Messi still troubled by injury ahead of Barca's clash with Celtic

A statement on their official website read: "Tests conducted today on Leo Messi have confirmed that the player is still having trouble with the adductor muscle in his left hamstring.

"He has been recommended to lighten his training load over the next few days and his availability will depend on how the issue progresses."

Messi has scored four times in five competitive games this season, including the only goal in Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Uruguay.


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