Recently crowned Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi has not yet returned to training and is in danger of missing Barcelona's first match at the Club World Cup, a semi-final encounter against Mexican side Atlante in Abu Dhabi this Wednesday (December 16).
The Argentine wizard is injured after having picked up a Grade II ankle sprain in last week's Champions League match against Dynamo Kiev, a match Barcelona wonto claim top spot in Champions League Group F.
Should Barca manage to bag the Club World Cup title, it would represent Barca's sixth championship out of the past six for which they has contended.
Cyrus C. Malek, Goal.com
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