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Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 calf strain on Monday, Concise News reports.

Messi who had just returned to the Nou Camp side from the summer break ,got the injury during the team’s training session.

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“Messi will remain in Barcelona and will now not travel to the USA for the club’s tour,” the club said in a statement.

“His availability to come back to action will be dictated by his recovery from the injury.”

Meanwhile, Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala scored Hat-trick as Barcelona Femeni defeated AEM Lleida 13-0 to begin their pre-season training activities in style on Sunday.

The 25-year-old Former African Footballer of the year reunited with her teammates in Spain on Wednesday.

Concise News learnt that Oshoala came on as a substitute and scored a hat-trick in the one-sided warm-up encounter.

On August 14, Oshoala will make a return to North London as her former club Arsenal take on Barcelona in a pre-season club-friendly.

Cortes’ side will be opening their new topflight side CD Tacon recently bought by Real Madrid on September 7.

Recall, Oshoala scored eight goals in 11 matches last season before signing a permanent with the Catalans and will be hoping to excel this term in Spain.