A young fan holds a picture of Argentina's striker Lionel Messi in the crowd ahead of the International friendly football match between Argentina and Italy at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north west England on March 23, 2018. / AFP / Oli SCARFF
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Argentina star Lionel Messi is set to return from a minor injury for Tuesday's international friendly against Spain, national team coach Jorge Sampaoli said Monday."He trained as normal with the group so he's okay to play," Sampaoli told a news conference at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium.Sampaoli insisted he was not gambling over his captain's fitness by fielding Messi against Spain.The last meeting between the countries came in a 2010 friendly in Buenos Aires where Messi scored in a 4-1 Argentina victory.
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