With the first leg of Copa Del Rey Semifinal clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid set to be played tomorrow, at the Camp Nou, 21:00 (WAT), there are worrying signs that Lionel Messi might not be 100 percent fit.
The Barcelona captain left Camp Nou fans worried in their last league game against Valencia, when he was taken off the pitch in the 69th minute to receive treatment on what was believed to be a thigh injury.
Despite making his way back to the field in the game and scoring two goals that helped Ernesto Valverde’s side comeback to earn a draw, reports emanating from Spanish dailies suggest that Lionel Messi has undergone scans and medical test this morning.
If results return negative, he will miss the first leg of Wednesday’s Copa-clasico.
Meanwhile at the Spanish capital, Brazilian youth sensation and Real Madrid rising star, Vinicius Jnr. has roared that none of the rivals of his club scares him.
He made this pronouncement ahead of Wednesday’s Copa-Clasico. He went further to claim that he plays for the best club in the world and as such, he has no reason to fear anyone.
The eighteen year old who seems to have capitalized on Isco’s woes under Santiago Solari to lay claim to a place in Madrid’s starting line up, has started 12 games this season, scoring four (4) and assisting eight (8) times.
He also leads Copa Del Rey assist charts with 5 assists to his name.
These stats possessed by Vinicius will surely give Valverde’s side something to worry about ahead of the two legged clash.