Lionel Messi will be at Quique Setien‘s disposal on Friday for Barcelona‘s quarter-final clash against Bayern Munich in the Champions League after the Argentine trained with the rest of his team-mates without any problems on Tuesday.
The Barcelona captain suffered a hard kick from Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly that kept him lying on the ground for a few minutes.
Although there were some initial doubts about whether Messi could face Bayern in the moments after the foul, by the end of the match it was clear that it was just a knock and it would be a surprise if he couldn’t play.
The fact that Messi trained normally on Tuesday is the best proof that he has recovered.
The 33-year-old went to Barcelona‘s training ground on Monday to have his ankle treated, despite the fact that the first-team squad had a day off.
On Tuesday, the players also passed one of UEFA‘s mandatory PCR tests before they head to Lisbon.
Once Barcelona are in the Portuguese capital, they will take the second test one day before the Bayern game.