The Spanish media reported in the last hours a news that could set off the alarms of Barcelona. As explained, Lionel Messi could miss the classic against Real Madrid if he travels to South America to face the qualifying commitments with the Argentine National Team against Ecuador and Bolivia.
The matches, which will be played on October 8 in La Bombonera and on October 13 in La Paz, would not give the Argentine time to return to Spain and be fit for the 25th due to the health protocol that Spain has, which imposes 14 days of quarantine for all those who return from a trip from an area with a high contagion of coronavirus, such as South America.
Barcelona has already made known to FIFA its concern about having to give up its players in times of COVID-19, however, as it is a FIFA date, the club is obliged to release them. In turn, Real Madrid also has the same problem since it has several players from the Brazilian team that will be affected on the date of the South American qualifiers.