Giovani LO CELSO is set to start ahead of Lionel MESSI for the match tonight.
As we reported late Thursday night, a report emerged that Lionel MESSI is not fully fit and could potentially sit out Argentina’s friendly match against Italy. Now Friday afternoon in Manchester, England, it does appear as though MESSI has been ruled out for the match and the fans at the Etihad stadium will see Givoani LO CELSO of PSG start instead of MESSI. The Argentina captain is fighting muscle fatigue.
As things stand, here’s the rumored eleven for the match:
Giovani LO CELSO for Lionel MESSI
CABALLERO; BUSTOS, OTAMENDI, FAZIO, TAGLIAFICO; PAREDES, BIGLIA; LANZINI, LO CELSO, DI MARIA; HIGUAIN
A fairly balanced team but a lot on the line for many of the players. Bar for possibly Nicolas OTAMENDI, Lucas BIGLIA and Angel DI MARIA, the rest of the players are all fighting for a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final squad.