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Messi misses Barcelona training

Lionel Messi missed Barcelona training on Thursday “for personal reasons”, with the permission of head coach Luis Enrique.

Concerns were raised over a potential hamstring injury for the Argentina captain after he was seen clutching the back of his leg during Barca’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday.

And the Liga leaders have confirmed┬áMessi missed their latest session, but did not refer to any injury problem, stating via their official Twitter account: “Messi did not train, with permission from the coach, due to personal reasons”.

Fellow forward Neymar, who is suffering from a groin problem, also missed the session in order to visit a Barcelona medical clinic for further assessment.

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