The star Lionel Messi can miss Barcelona in the game against Real Sociedad, in the semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup. With pain in the femoral biceps of his left leg, the Argentine striker did not participate in the activity on Wednesday morning.

It is customary in Barcelona to have an “activation” session on the same day of a relevant game, in the event of this clash against Real Sociedad. According to “Mundo Deportivo”, Messi will still undergo a final medical evaluation hours before departure. He took part in Tuesday’s training normally – at least the part open to journalists.

In the press conference the day before, coach Ronald Koeman had already admitted that Messi had presented the problem last weekend, in the match against Granada, for the Spanish Championship. The player was substituted after 19 minutes of the second half. The other semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup will be this Thursday, between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao. The final will be played next Sunday.