Enrique will decide Messi fitness

Luis Enrique will decide whether or not to play Lionel Messi against Alaves after he withdrew from the Argentina squad.

Messi scored the winner for his country against Uruguay before leaving the field in discomfort and pulling out of the clash with Venezuela.

He will undergo tests today to reveal the extent of his groin injury, and although it is not thought to be serious it is possible that he will sit out Barcelona's clash with Alaves.

Various reports suggest that Enrique is keen to have the 29-year-old back to full fitness for his side's Champions League opener against Celtic.

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