Spanish giants Barcelona have confirmed captain Lionel Messi will not play their final league game of the season against Eibar.
Barcelona cannot win the LaLiga title this season after recent poor results against Granada, Atletico Madrid, Levante, and Celta Vigo. The Argentine will now miss the season-ender against Eibar this weekend after missing today's training session.
"Leo Messi has not trained this Friday with the coach's permission and will not be in the call for the game against Eibar this Saturday, like Pedri," a statement from Barcelona read.
"In this way, the Argentine star can face a short break before the Copa América, after a season in which he has been one of the players with the most minutes in the squad."
The club's captain has played 46 games (34 in the league, 5 in the Cup, 6 in the Champions League, and 1 in the Super Cup) and has scored 38 goals.
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