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Messi Set To Face Mallorca - Says Barca Boss Setien

Barcelona head coach Quique Setien supposed he did not maintain "any doubts" over Lionel Messi's robustness as the idol skipper prepares to be in front of valid Mallorca.

Messi returned to faction guidance on Monday next concerns over a quadriceps injury that affected the six-time Ballon d'Or winner to string left from the squad.

LaLiga resumes on Thursday next a three-month have a break enforced by the coronavirus pandemic, with leaders Barca – two points clear of factual Madrid through 27 game – visiting Mallorca on Saturday.

Messi is usual to play Mallorca after Setien told Catalunya Radio: "We didn't maintain any doubts over his availability against Mallorca.

"There engage in additionally been others with [injury] problems. He blocked [training] out of precaution."

Meanwhile, Luis Suarez has been acknowledged suitable to games for Barca in their irrevocable 11 matches of the 2019-20 term after getting your strength back from the knee function he underwent in January.

Suarez had surgery on the outer meniscus of his correctly knee at the lead of the year, having purportedly struggled with the deal out for quite a few months at that point.

Setien, however, is unsure whether the 33-year-old Uruguay global promote will get going left to Mallorca.

"It's great that we obtain to squeal about," Setien said. "I'm guaranteed he may possibly fun from the start. It would be hasty for him to sport the complete match. We don't get if anguish dramatic piece from jump to finish.

"He's burden precise well, but we engage in to escape putting him at risk. Any [injury] catch makes you long for three or four matches, which would be identical damaging."

Setien added: "He's an extraordinary player. He has selected qualities that any set would want.

"He's self-same active, he puts a destiny of make on opponents and defences, his advance is safe and he has magnificent effectiveness. He's a countless addition, without doubt."

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