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Buenos Aires: The medical corps of the Argentine football team reported that Lionel Messi “is better” after he suffered an injury on Friday night during the friendly against Honduras. This means Messi will be able to fly to Barcelona as planned this Sunday to testify in a tax-fraud case against him and his father.

“Messi is better with less pain than last night,” said Daniel Martinez, a member of the medical team coached by Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, in a statement to the official news agency Telam on Saturday.

“Serious contusion to the soft parts of the lower left-hand rib cage and to the lumbar paravertebral block,” the doctors’ report said.

Messi will travel on a private plane to his native Rosario, where he will remain under observation until early Sunday morning when he gets on another private flight to Barcelona.