Barcelona and Levante square off on Wednesday in Copa Del Rey action and manger Gerardo Martino has named his squad. It includes Argentinian international and superstar Lionel Messi, and while he might usually start there isn’t a guarantee he plays since he is returning from a hamstring injury that forced him to sit out for two-months.
If Messi does play, it will be his 400th appearance for the club. Martino makes it sound like there is no question Messi will play.
“There is no need to think about Leo as a footballer coming off an injury,” Martino said on Tuesday, via Sky Sports. “He has played the last two games, feels fine and will continue playing. When we decide to rest him, then he will rest.”
Messi won the FIFA Ballon d’Or trophy for four years in a row before Cristiano Ronaldo won the 2013 award earlier this month.
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