Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi will not face  Real Betis in LaLiga at Camp Nou today after failing to recover from injury.

The Argerntine ace suffered a calf injury on his first day of pre-season training and missed the Catalans’ opening game of the campaign and will not take part in today’s game either.

Messi is not in the Barcelona match day squad announced last night for the must win Betis game, with reports indicating coach Enersto Valvedere is unwilling to risk the five-time World Player of the Year.

Below is Barcelona’s squad list for today’s encounter: