September 23, 2019
Latest News

Barcelona awaits return of injured Messi and Suarez

 FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi (L) and Luis Suarez (R) attend a training session at the Joan Gamper sports facilities in Barcelona, Spain, 30 August 2019. EPA-EFE FILE/Alejandro Garcia

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi (L) and Luis Suarez (R) attend a training session at the Joan Gamper sports facilities in Barcelona, Spain, 30 August 2019. EPA-EFE FILE/Alejandro Garcia

Barcelona, Sep 9 (efe-epa).- Barcelona is awaiting the return of Lionel Messi, who has yet to make his first appearance of the season due to injury, and Luis Suarez, who sustained an injury in the Catalan team’s La Liga opener.

Both players are ready to play, meaning that for the first time fans can see them on the pitch alongside the newly arrived Antoine Griezmann in a rematch of the Copa del Rey final.

Valencia emerged victorious in the cup final.

Messi's injury

Messi sustained a right leg injury during a training session held on 5 August, missing the Barcelona tour in the United States.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner posted on Instagram: “I wanted to start and unfortunately I had a setback in the first training that will leave me out for a while.

“I am grateful for all your messages and samples of affection, I wanted to be with the team and with the people who follow us in the USA.

"This time it may not be, but we will see each other again soon. A hug to all."

He last played on 6 July, in the third spot playoff at the Copa America against Chile, when Argentina won 2-1.

Messi missed three La Liga matches with Barcelona against Athletic Club, Real Betis and Osasuna.

Suarez’s injury

He suffered an injury during Barça’s 1-0 defeat to Athletic Club in the league opener.

He last played on 16 August.

The former Liverpool player was diagnosed with a tear to the soleus muscle in his right leg.

Although the club did not say how long Suarez would be on the sidelines, this kind of injury normally takes around a month to heal.

He could have his first playing minutes of the season at the Camp Nou stadium in Saturday’s game.

Griezmann’s figures

He was the main signing this season after he joined the club for 120 million euros.

Due to Messi’s injury, he has yet to share the pitch with the Argentine star and the partnership between them on the field is highly anticipated.

He played the whole 270 minutes scoring two goals in the Catalan team’s 5-2 win over Betis. EFE-EPA

News history
Marquez earns doubly valuable victory in San Marino

By Juan Antonio Llados

Spain claims gold at Basketball World Cup after thrashing Argentina

Beijing, Sep 15 (efe-epa).- Spain basketball men's national team won Sunday its second FIBA World Cup crown after overcoming Argentina 95-75 in the final...

Maradona makes stumbling debut as Gimnasia coach

Buenos Aires, Sep 14 (efe-epa).- Diego Maradona had a bitter first outing as the new coach for Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, falling to Racing Club 2-1...

Marquez tops Quartararo in thrilling end to San Marino MotoGP

Misano Adriatico, Italy, Sep 15 (efe-epa).- Spaniard Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) on Sunday prevailed over Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha YZR M...

Bodybuilding gains ground in Gaza

Palestinian bodybuilders were competing in a fitness championship in Gaza City on Sunday. Over 70 gyms have been set up in Gaza in just over a decade as...

France grabs basketball World Cup bronze from Australia

Beijing, Sep 15 (efe-epa).- The national men's basketball team of France earned Sunday the bronze medal in the FIBA World Cup held in China at the expense...

Suzuki earns his maiden Moto3 victory at San Marino

Misano Adriatico, Italy, Sep 15 (efe-epa).- Japanese rider Tatsuki Suzuki (Honda) on Sunday earned his maiden victory at Misano's World Circuit Marco...

Real Sociedad downs Atletico 2-0 in new stadium, Barca routs Valencia 5-2

San Sebastian, Spain, Sep 14 (efe-epa).- The fiesta celebrating Real Sociedad's new stadium - formerly Anoeta, now Reale Arena - was complete as the home...

Man City stunned by Norwich, fall 5 points behind league-leading Liverpool

Norwich, England, Sep 14 (efe-epa).- Two-time defending champion Manchester City find themselves five points behind league-leading Liverpool after stumbling...

Close battle expected between surprise FIBA World Cup finalists

Beijing, Sep 14 (efe-epa).- Argentina and Spain will face off on Sunday at Beijing's Wukesong Sport Arena for the FIBA Basketball World Cup title, a clash...

Gimnasia y Esgrima ready for Maradona's much-anticipated debut

By Sebastian Meresman

Viñales snatches pole position from Espargaro for San Marino MotoGP

Misano Adriatico, Sep 14 (efe-epa).- Spanish rider Maverick Viñales of Yamaha snatched pole position from his compatriot Pol Espargaro of KTM ahead of the...

Benzema leads Madrid to 3-2 win over Levante

Madrid, Sep 14 (efe-epa).- Real Madrid on Saturday prevailed over Levante 3-2 and earned its first home-league win of the season on the strength of a brace...

Quartararo sets the pace in 3rd practice session ahead of San Marino MotoGP

Misano Adriatico, Italy, Sep 14 (efe-epa).- France's Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha YZR M 1) on Saturday topped his Spanish teammate Maverick Viñales in the third...

Australia seeks to bag historic bronze against powerful France

Beijing, Sep 14 (efe-epa).- The national men's basketball teams of Australia and France are set to put up a tenacious fight over the weekend as the two...

France out, Argentina to play Spain in Basketball World Cup final

Beijing, Sep 13 (efe-epa).- Argentina booked a place in the Basketball World Cup final in China on Friday after defeating France 80-66.

Inspired Areola hopes for a great season with Real Madrid

Madrid, Sep 13 (efe-epa).- France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola was thrilled during his presentation as a Real Madrid player on Friday for getting to wear the...

Soccer and language lessons help young refugees integrate in Belgium

By Laura Zornoza

Kobe Bryant: Days of US Dream Team are over

Beijing, Sep 13 (efe-epa).- Kobe Bryant said that the days of America's 1992 Barcelona Olympics "Dream Team" are over, at a Basketball World Cup press...

Spain reaches basketball world cup final after win over Australia

Beijing, Sep 13 (efe-epa).- Spain beat Australia and went through to the Basketball World Cup final in China after a double overtime Friday.

Mourinho: "Messi made me a better coach"

By Luis Villarejo

Zinedine Zidane says Eden Hazard is ready for Real Madrid debut

Madrid, Sep 13 (efe-epa).- Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane said Friday that Belgium forward Eden Hazard is prepared to debut with the Spanish club...

Alonso teams up with Coma in Lichtenburg 400

Madrid, Sep 13 (efe-epa).- Spanish two-time Formula 1 World Champion, Fernando Alonso, will pair up with five-time Dakar Rally winner in the motorbike...

Tokyo Olympics organizers test artificial snow machines to beat the heat

Tokyo, Sep 13 (efe-epa).- The organizing committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games used artificial snow machines on Friday to test their...

I agree Welcome to news4europe.eu. We use cookies to improve your online experience. Find out more.