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    Dani Alves on Messi: "Even Ferraris have to pass by the mechanic"


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    Sant Joan Despí (Barcelona), Aug 23 (EFE).- F.C. Barcelona defender Dani Alves did not seem too worried about Leo Messi's recent physical problems during a press conference on Friday. The Argentine star had to be withdrawn from the first leg of the Super Cup final against Atletico de Madrid after suffering a bruised quadriceps. The Brazilian stated that "sometimes, even Ferraris have to pass by the mechanic to get fixed up". He also reminded the press that injuries were common in football and did not find it worrying that Messi had ended last season with similar muscular problems.

    He did not, however, deny that the team would miss the player for their upcoming league match against Malaga.

    With Messi out, Neymar da Silva could finally get a chance to be on the pitch from the start of the match. Alves said that he had noted that Neymar was "happy and very integrated" with his team mates adding that, in his opinion, the more opportunities the Brazilian got to play the more decisi