Barcelona round-up: Messi injury doubts, Alcacer and NYC

Messi is an injury doubt for Saturday evening’s match against Alavés while the club is set to open a new office in New York City.

Messi in doubt for Alavés clash

The club released a statement yesterday evening with an update on Leo Messi’s fitness following his return from Argentina. It read: “The tests conducted today have confirmed that Leo Messi’s muscle strain persists. It is recommended that he reduce his workload in the upcoming days and the development of the injury will determine his availability [for the future matches].”

Messi took to social media to calm the nerves of concerned Barcelona fans: “Everything is fine, I have to slow things down as I recover with physio, but it’s nothing to worry about. Thanks to you all for your support.”