Alarm bells in Barcelona for El Clásico as Messi doesn't train

The Argentine star scored last night to peg Real Sociedad back level but it appears he might have hurt himself during the ninety minutes.Sporting vs Barcelona

Lionel Messi during last night's game versus Real Sociedad

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Messi picked himself up after this grimacing and holding his knee.

Messi picked himself up after this clash, grimacing and holding his knee.

The alarm bells rise by the minute in Barcelona: Lionel Messi did not train today, along with teammates Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba after their 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad on Sunday night.

Precaution for El Clásico

The club have not announced as to why but it seems the Argentine finished the game with an ailment and just excercised in the gym instead. The club hope their star player will be in perfect condition for the visit of Real Madrid on Saturday in El Clásico.

They are already without Andres Iniesta and Alba appears to be a doubt, but to lose the Argentine star would be fatal for Barcelona and Luis Enrique.