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Barcelona News Roundup: Lionel Messi closer than ever to staying at Barca, Blaugrana star set to miss Paris Saint-Germain game with injury and more

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Barcelona’s chances of keeping Lionel Messi at the club appear to be improving.

Barcelona made a statement domestically last week, recording back-to-back wins against Sevilla and advancing to the Copa Del Rey final. Ronald Koeman will be delighted for his part to have rebounded after some dismal performances.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the main stories involving Barcelona from March 5, 2021.


Lionel Messi involved in heated exchange with Monchi after Sevilla win

Lionel Messi in action against Sevilla
Lionel Messi in action against Sevilla

Barcelona advanced to the Copa Del Rey final after beating Sevilla 3-0 on Wednesday. Pursuing a 2-goal deficit, Ousmane Dembele put the Catalans in the lead in the 12th minute of the match. Just when it looked like Sevilla would be able to seal the tie, Gerard Pique added an equalizer in the dying embers of the game.

Martin Braithwaite scored the Barcelona winner in overtime to eliminate Sevilla. Spirits flared between the two teams, especially after Monchi called Ronald Koeman a “ whiny ” for expressing his displeasure at being denied a penalty in the first leg. He also wanted Messi to receive a second yellow card.

After Wednesday’s loss, Lionel Messi was allegedly involved in an argument with Monchi, according to Get along. It is claimed that Messi said:

“Monchi! Now you’re not saying anything, are you? You come home angry tonight.”

The report further claims that there was a lot of pushing and pushing through the tunnel as a result of the heated exchange.

Pique will miss PSG shock due to ligament injury

Veteran Barcelona defender Gerard Pique only recently returned to the pitch after suffering a ligament injury.

According to the latest reports, Gérard Pique suffered “a sprained internal lateral ligament of his right knee” in the match against Seville and is now likely to miss the match between Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League and Paris Saint-Germain.

Barcelona issued a statement:

“The medical check-up and tests carried out this morning showed that first-team player Gerard Pique has a sprained internal lateral ligament in his right knee. He is therefore unavailable and the course of the injury will determine his return.”

Lionel Messi closer than ever to staying in Barcelona

FC Barcelona - Seville: semi-final second leg of the Copa del Rey
FC Barcelona – Seville: semi-final second leg of the Copa del Rey

Lionel Messi’s future has been the subject of much speculation lately but, according to The beach barThe Barcelona star man is getting closer to the decision to stay at the club beyond the end of the season.

Messi has maintained his position that he will not stay unless a sports plan is in place. A new Barcelona president is about to be elected and the election result will greatly influence Lionel messidecision of.

Barcelona presidential candidates have reportedly contacted Manchester city forward Sergio Aguero to sign him as a free agent this summer. Messi and Aguero are good friends and if the gathering can sign him in the transfer window which will go a long way in keeping Messi staying.

Posted on March 05, 2021 at 6:37 PM IST



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