Barca seniors meet Messi
Senior members of Barcelona's squad met with Lionel Messi on Wednesday to discuss the Argentine's dissatisfaction with coach Luis Enrique, hoping to prevent their bust-up undermining the club's bid for trophies.
Luis Enrique has found himself in the spotlight as the Catalan club struggles to keep pace with Real Madrid and his future could hinge on whether he can patch up his differences with the talismanic Messi.
Xavi and other influential players met Messi before training in an attempt to smooth the waters.
There is no real surprise though that the situation has come to a head considering the domineering style of Luis Enrique and the way Messi, as Barca's most influential player, has been used to receiving privileges.
When former coach Pep Guardiola was in charge he resigned himself to allowing Messi to play virtually every match having faced the ire of the Argentine when he tried to rest him.