Barcelona superstar Leo Messi will miss out on the first game of LaLiga for the first time in 10 years after being left out of the Catalans’ match day squad to face Athletic Bilbao on Friday.

The Argentine ace injured his calf in pre-season and coach Enersto Valvedere will not risk the 5-time World Player of the Year.

“We never like to risk any players and much less someone like Leo,” Valverde said addresing the media ahead of the game.

“He still hasn’t returned to training with the team and while we are happy with his progress, individual training is very different to playing a match. We are going to wait and see.” added Spaniard.