Argentinean striker of the Spanish FC Barcelona Lionel Messi will miss the match of the 16th round of the Spanish Championship against Eibar due to problems with his right ankle. This was announced on Sunday, December 27, by the press service of the Spanish club.
The 33-year-old footballer is currently undergoing treatment. Messi will return to training with the team after the game against Eibar on December 29, the Zvezda TV channel notes.
Messi’s ankle problems were announced in November by Argentina’s head coach Lionel Scaloni ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifying matches against Paraguay and Peru.
FC Barcelona is currently ranked fifth in the Spanish Championship standings with 24 points in 14 matches. Eibar is in 17th place with 15 points after 15 meetings.
As the TV channel “360” reminds, on December 23, Lionel Messi went down in the history of world football after the game “Barcelona” against “Valladolid” as the top scorer who scored the largest number of goals for one club. He managed to get around even the Brazilian Pele, who was previously considered the record holder.