I Expect To Play In The Semi-Finals- Messi
Lionel Messi hasn't suffered a setback in his return from his hamstring injury, despite having taken a risk by completing half an hour against PSG on Wednesday. The tests he underwent at the 'Clínica Creu Blanca' earlier yesterday have come back clear, leading Messi to tell 'El Mundo Deportivo' that he "expects to play" in the Champions League semi-finals.
Having undergone a check-up scan to determine how the micro-tear in his right leg is progressing, Messi will now continue with the recovery plan drawn up prior to his appearance against the French outfit.
Lionel Messi fitness will dictate whether or not he features in the upcoming fixtures, but with a two-week window until European competition resumes, he is expected to be ready in time for the Champions League semi-final first leg.
On a different note, the players that started against Paris Saint-Germain underwent a light recovery session earlier today. The rest of the squad, trained with the B-team. The Barça camp was in high spirits and congratulated Cesc Fàbregas and Thiago Alcántara on becoming a father and turning 22 respectively.