Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde delivered bad news to Catalan fans, announcing that Argentine star Lionel Messi could miss the opening of La Liga.
"Messi is still recovering and I don't know if he'll be ready to play in the first La Liga game," Valverde told a news conference.
"I would like Messi to have a vacation, but the problem is he is injured. Barcelona today friendly against Napoli, winning a clean four.
Messi was absent from the Barca tour in the US due to a leg injury but returned to training at the Juan Gumper Center in Barcelona.