Barcelona “optimistic” about Lionel Messi’s fitness ahead of the Spanish Super Cup final


Barcelona are reportedly optimistic that Lionel Messi will face Athletic in Sunday’s Spanish superfinal.

The captain missed the Real Sociedad win with a leg injury and Barca didn’t want to take any chances with the Argentina international.

According to Sport, the club is now “moderately optimistic” that Messi will be able to show off in Seville on Sunday.

Ronald Koeman was asked about Messi after the game and said the team would have to wait the next few days to see if he was ready in time.

Barcelona will train on Friday and all eyes will be on the training ground to see if Messi is involved and what form the Argentine is in.