With a crucial quarter final second-leg against PSG tonight Barca are still unsure if their superstar will play.
Lionel Messi has trained with Barcelona ahead of their Champions League quarter final second-leg with PSG tonight, but the forward has still not been given the all clear to play.
Messi injured his hamstring in last week’s first-leg with the French league leaders and was substituted at halftime of the 2-2 draw in Paris.
The Argentinian did not play in Barca’s 5-0 La Liga victory over Real Mallorca at the weekend, when his replacement Cesc Fabregas netted a hat-trick.
Although the Catalans managed to overcome an average Mallorca side, new European rich kids PSG will be a far tougher task at the Nou Camp.
Messi opened the scoring in the first-leg against the Parisians with a fine effort after a superb pass from defender Dani Alves.
Yet after the 25-year-old was replaced by Fabregas at halftime, the French giants got back into the game through former Barca striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Xavi scored a late penalty in Messi’s absence to make the tie 1-2, before Blaise Matuidi put it past Victor Valdes with the last kick of the game to set up a nervy second-leg in Spain.
The record four-time Ballon D’Or winner has once again been instrumental in Barcelona’s successful 2012/13 campaign, with an almost unbelievable 57 goals in 45 matches.
The Spanish league leaders are also being made to sweat on the fitness of forward Pedro and defender Adriano as they prepare to take on PSG tonight.