Lionel Messi had a calf injury last Monday (23/7) during his training session. The injury has made him failed to appear on Barcelona’s friendly match against German team, Hamburg SV on the next day. The problem is, Messi’s presence was included in the contract with Hamburg SV, therefore by him being off the game has made Barcelona to lose € 400,000 from the payment contract.
On the friendly match, Barcelona won with 2-1 through Dani Alves and Gerard Deulofe’s goal. And next Saturday, Barcelona is scheduled to play another friendly match against Moroccon club, Raja Club Athletic. At that time, new coach Tito Vilanova hoped that Messi will already recover from his injury and ready to join the team.
During this summer, Barcelona will be playing in 5 friendly matches. From all 5 matches, Barcelona is reported to received around €6 million.