Leo Messi will not play tonight in the semifinal of the Super Cup against Real Sociedad due to some inconvenience. The player did not participate in training this morning with the rest of his teammates, which set off the alarms and it has now been confirmed that he will not be in the meeting. The footballer hopes to take part in Sunday’s game if they qualify today against the Basque team. Messi felt some discomfort last weekend in the game that faced Barcelona with Granada. The Argentine noticed a puncture in the back of the thigh and requested the change to the bench. Leo tried to hold out for a few minutes to see if he would recover, but he didn’t, so he was replaced midway through the second half.

Everything seemed to have been a false alarm because the footballer trained on Monday with the rest of his teammates and entered the squad for the trip to Córdoba. In training yesterday afternoon he noticed the discomfort again and it was decided not to train this morning. Subsequently, it has been decided that Messi does not play this afternoon. The absence comes at a bad time. The team had been up in recent games and Leo was in excellent form.

He was the key piece for the victory in the last two league games against Athletic Bilbao and Granada, scoring two goals in each game. This Super Cup had become a very important trophy because it could be a turning point in a team that until now had not offered the necessary continuity to be at the top of the table. However, he comes to this tournament with three consecutive wins away and was a clear candidate to win the title. We will see how the team reacts without his great figure.