Lionel Messi is set to return for Argentina in today’s friendly match against Spain. On Friday, the he sat out the 2-0 win over Italy in Manchester because of a muscle injury but has been cleared to lead his country out in Madrid.
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said Messi trained “normally” on Monday and will be playing. “Before the game against Italy, Leo said he could not play. But he has trained the last two days,” he added. Speaking before his coach's news conference at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium, Messi said he felt “good.”
Argentina's all-time record goalscorer could be lining up against Barcelona team-mates Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba.