Messi, Iniesta out of Zaragoza clash

Lionel Messi Barcelona have left World Player of the Year Lionel Messi and the Spanish international trio of Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba out of their squad for their trip to Zaragoza on Sunday.

Messi played the final half hour of Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday despite carrying a hamstring injury and, although his participation against the French side didn’t aggravate the injury, he is expected to be rested until the first-leg of the semi-final clash against Bayern Munich on April 23.

Busquets has also been ruled out to a pelvic injury, whilst Iniesta and Alba’s absences are purely down to the decision of the management staff.

The good news for the Azulgrana though was Adriano’s return to training on Saturday and he has been included in the 18-man squad for the Zaragoza game.

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