- Lionel Messi has missed Barcelona training and may not face Bayern Munich
- This will be an incredible news for the German side who sent Chelsea out of the UCL
- Barcelona coach Setien explained that there won't be problem for Lionel Messi
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Spanish side Barcelona have been hit with a blow ahead of their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich after Lionel Messi reportedly missed training sessions.
This latest development will come as a sad one for all Barcelona fans considering how they have been relying on Lionel Messi this season for them to achieve success in the Champions League.
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was responsible for Lionel Messi's swollen ankle in Barcelona's Champions League win over the Italian side.
Barcelona were given a penalty after Koulibaly's tackle against Lionel Messi, but the Argentine was unable to go for the kick which was converted by Luis Suarez.
Spanish radio station Cope reported the 33-year-old was then forced to miss training on Sunday, August 9, and could even sit out of Monday's session as he continues to limp.
But Barcelona coach Quique Setien has cooled the tension ahead of the Champions League claiming that there won't be any problem for Lionel Messi.
”Messi? He had some pain, but there shouldn’t be a problem. He was fine. We will analyse it, but there won’t be a problem,'' he explained.
Meanwhile, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have not met in the last five years in Champions League, and this tie will be a battle between Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski.
Lionel Messi reportedly misses training ahead of Barcelona clash with Bayern Munich (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Spain coach Vicente del Bosque named Barcelona legend Lionel Messi as the current best footballer on earth thereby snubbing his big rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
For more than ten years now, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been involved in serious rivalries on and off the pitch.
Lionel Messi who has never played for any other club than Barcelona has won six Ballon d'Or awards, while Cristiano Ronaldo who is a journeyman has five.
As far as coaching is concerned in the world, Vicente del Bosque is one of the best managers in the world considering his achievements in football.
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