Lionel Messi has arrived back in Spain after pulling out of the Argentina Squad due to injury.
MySportDab reports Messi made his return to the national team after months of exile but could not stop a 3-1 loss against Venezuela.
Salomon Rondon’s strike in the sixth minute got things off to a bad start, before Jhon Murillo doubled the lead and Josef Martinez scored a third.
Lautaro Martinez pulled a goal back for Argentina but it wasn’t enough, though Messi was able to get through the full-match despite his injury concern.
Thankfully for the five-times Ballon d’Or winner, the trip back to Barcelona was only a short one, given Argentina’s clash had been held in Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
However, a groin injury meant the 31-year-old had to return to Barcelona and could now miss the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United.