Barcelona coach Quique Setien has said there are no doubts that Lionel Messi will be fit for Saturday’s match against Mallorca as the club return to action for the first time since La Liga was suspended in March.
Messi injured his thigh in a clash with a teammate last Tuesday and subsequently missed two training sessions, raising doubts he could miss the restart of the Spanish league this week.
However, he was able to work out individually at Camp Nou on Saturday — where his teammates played an inter-squad friendly — and then returned to full training on Monday.
“We never had any doubts about Messi’s availability for Mallorca,” Setien told Cadena COPE. “He is fine. He had a minor issue but there have been others that have also had problems after such a long break. He stopped [training] as a precaution.
“If we risk players unnecessarily, they could end up being out for