Leo Messi will miss first friendly under new manager


Looks like Leo Messi will miss Barcelona’s first game in charge under new boss Tito Vilanova, who took over this year for Pep Guardiola.

Messi suffered a slight calf injury in the team’s last practice before leaving for Hamburg, where the Catalan giants are set to play at the Imtech Arena as part of the German club’s 125 anniversary celebration.

Barca has four more preseason friendlies before the La Liga season begins. Next up is a weekend contest against Raja Athletic Club in Spain.