Lionel Messi picked up an injury while playing against Atletico Madrid in a La Liga fixture 4 weeks back. The centre-back Diego Godin’s challenge on Lionel Messi produced discomfort in his left leg groin. Luis Enrique substituted him without wasting any time. Leo was sent for medical assistance He returned to the action this Saturday during the game between Barcelona and Deportivo after he was declared fit to play. The comeback was spectacular as Lionel Messi returns from injury with a goal within 3 minutes. Lionel Messi substituted Sergio Busquets in the second half of the game. He scored from Neymar’s pass and netted the ball within 3 minutes. Have a look at this brilliant goal.
A sigh of relief for Barcelona fans and Luis Enrique as the team has been struggling due to the absence of their number 10. His return brought back the winning spirit to the game and Barcelona won 4-0 against Deportivo. A word war between FC Barcelona and Argentina FA took place and both accused each other of not taking caring Lionel Messi enough. The player was also held responsible for not resting enough after his last injury after the game against Athletic Bilbao. He didn’t rest properly and played against Uruguay, Celtic, Leganes and Atletico Madrid. This is the reason his injury aggravated.
Barcelona’s star man has a contract with the club expiring in 2019 with an annual salary of $27 million and a release clause of 250 million Euros. The club is planning to renew Leo’s contract and offer him an improved salary and a contract for the lifetime. But to the disappointment of the club, Lionel Messi has demanded a release clause in the contract. This will allow him to leave for his childhood club “Newell’s Old Boys”. It was always on the cards that Leo will not end his career at the Catalan club. He has admitted his desire to join and retire at his native club several times in public. He will be leaving after he sees his form declining and recent injuries might have forced him to reconsider his time at the club.