Messi's injury may be more important than was thought at first. The Argentine did not play against Real Sociedad yesterday due to muscle discomfort that caused his replacement last Saturday in Granada's away victory. Messi did not even sit on the bench against Real Sociedad and saw the agonizing victory of his team on penalties from the stands.
In Barcelona pessimism has grown regarding the recovery of Rosario for the final. They are doing tests since 12 o'clock in the morning, but Barcelona doctors fear that he could suffer an elongation in the biceps femoris in his left leg.
The alarms with Messi went off yesterday when he was the only footballer who traveled to Córdoba who did not participate in the activation training that Koeman's men usually do on match days. Now, the clock is running against him to be in the final of the Super Cup on Sunday 17 against Athletic or Real Madrid, who face tonight in the other semifinal (9pm).