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Barcelona explains Messi being absent from training

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has sat out training for the past two days.

Barca have confirmed Messi has collected a minor thigh injury and he has been withdrawn from training as a precaution.

There remains hope of the Argentine being fit for the LaLiga restart next week.

"In the next few days (Messi) is expected to work with the group again," declared Barca in a club statement.

Ansu Fati is also not training as he attempts to shake off a knee strain.

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