Barcelona icon, Lionel Messi missed the Catalan giants first game against Athletic Bilbao due to injury and is currently recovering from it as he looks to ensure that he will be fit for their second clash where they face Real Betis.
Their opponents know how dangerous Messi can be on the field and have now posted a cheeky message on social media telling the Argentinian not to rush back from injury ahead of the weekend's clash at the Nou Camp.
No tengas prisa, Leo 🐐✋ No hace falta que fuerces 😜 https://t.co/bQyEFwyZLY— Real Betis Balompié (@RealBetis) August 21, 2019
The Blaugrana's talisman returned back to training with the squad on Wednesday and Betis have responded to Messi's fitness with a message of their own. They definitely have a reason to do so, considering that Messi scored a hat-trick against them the last time they faced-off in the La Liga in March.
Messi's hat-trick included an outstanding chip from the edge of the box that had even the Betis fans applauding at his skill, with the crowd at Benito Vilmarin, giving him a standing ovation at the end of the game.
The 32-year-old is vital to Barcelona's chances and it showed as they slumped to a shock defeat in their opening game in his absence. It will be interesting to see whether Messi makes the squad for the Betis game and whether he starts or remains on the bench.