Setien: Messi will face Mallorca but Suarez won’t play the full match

Setien: Messi will face Mallorca but Suarez won’t play the full match

Barcelona boss Quique Setien has declared Lionel Messi fit to play against Real Mallorca on Saturday.

There had been some concern over whether the Argentine would be able to play Barcelona’s LaLiga Santander opener after suffering a muscle problem in training.

“We didn’t have any doubts over his availability against Mallorca,” Setien said about Messi on Catalunya Radio.”There have also been others with [injury] problems. He stopped [training] out of precaution.

“Luis Suarez is also set to return to action for the first time since having knee surgery in January, but Setien isn’t sure whether he’ll start at Son Moix.