Barca travel to Sevilla with Leo Messi
The Argentine has got injury problems, which could be due to a femoral biceps strain, although Barca's medical staff are not 100% certain.
What is completely certain is that the captain does not want to miss the match. It would be a welcome title for the Catalans given the difficult situation on and off the pitch. They know it is very important to beat Athletic Bilbao.
This Saturday, Barcelona travelled to the airport to head for Sevilla with Leo Messi in the expedition while Pique and Coutinho have stayed at home to recover.
"The first team will head for the airport to Sevilla with the whole squad except Gerard Pique and Philippe Coutinho, who are continuing with their recovery in Barcelona. Inaki Pena, Ilaix, O.Mingueza and Konrad from Barca B also travel," Barcelona said.
Another thing Messi has in mind is that he has not missed a final for over 14 years. That was back on 17th December 2006. As 'Marca' said, the Argentine has only missed three trophy defining matches. His absence is practically impossible to imagine and even more so given Barca's inconsistent and difficult season.