- Lionel Messi was spotted with a scar on his leg while jogging in training recently
- The 32-year-old was tackled hard by Sevilla defender Diego Carlos during La Liga clash
- Messi is on the verge of signing a new deal with Barcelona with present deal set to expire in the summer
Lionel Messi was caught on camera in training with a scar on his leg following a nasty challenge from Sevilla star Diego Carlos.
The incident led to scuffles between both sides as Messi pushed Carlos on the chest who frantically went down.
The Brazilian defender was lucky not to have been shown a red card for his tackle while Messi also escaped being booked.
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The ended in a frustrating 0-0 draw for Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan which has made their rivals Real Madrid overtake them on La Liga table after beating Real Sociedad 2-1.
Gerard Pique after the match said it will be difficult to overtake Los Blancos after surrounding the lead to Zinedine Zidane's men on a head-to-head rule.
However, Barca coach Quique Setien believes they are still in contention to retain the title despite dropping points at Sevilla.
It is understood that La Blaugrana have entered talks with their talisman Messi for a new contract as his present deal is set to expire during the summer.
Barcelona will host Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday, June 23 at the Camp Nou and then before travelling to take Celta Vigo on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi has been dragged into a middle of a controversy after he was spotted on camera punching Sevilla star Diego Carlos.
Barcelona's night ended in frustrations as they played out a 0-0 draw with Sevilla and they dropped two vital points away from home.
The main talking points of the game occurred was when Messi clashed with Carlos in the first half.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Gerard Pique became pessimistic about Barcelona's chances of retaining La Liga title after playing out a 0-0 draw at Sevilla.
The home side created more chances on goal as Marc Andre ter Stegen stood firm to keep La Blaugrana in the match.
Ter Stegen made massive saves from Jules Kounde, Munir El Haddadi and twice from Lucas Ocampos.
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