Messi, Suarez & Mascherano touchdown in Barcelona on private jet

  • Messi, Suarez & Mascherano touchdown in Barcelona on private jet

Messi, Suarez & Mascherano touchdown in Barcelona on private jet

If Barcelona which falls in the Catalan region is restricted from participating in the La Liga which is the Spanish top flight and is forced to stand out of the English or the French league then any club wanting Messi won't have to pay the clause.

Lionel Messi could be on his way out of Barcelona due to an incredible clause in his contract.

Nevertheless, it was back to business on Sunday afternoon when the Blaugrana hosted Levante in La Liga.

Coutinho, who was denied a move to the Camp Nou last summer, is widely regarded as the heir to Andres Iniesta's throne and his arrival will only strengthen Barca's bid to reclaim La Liga. Atletico Madrid, which beat Getafe 2-0 on Saturday, remains a distant second, and fourth-place Real Madrid stumbled again on Sunday when it drew at Celta Vigo 2-2.

The three stars may not be given much time to settle back into their familiar surroundings wiThernesto Valverde's side back in action on Thursday in their Copa del Ray clash against Celta Vigo.

Ousmane Dembele started for Barcelona and played just more than an hour before being substituted in his second appearance since returning from a left-leg injury that sidelined him since mid-September.

Until the deal for Coutinho, Dembele was the club's most expensive signing for a transfer fee of 105 million euros that could rise to 147 million euros.

Messi opened the scoring at the Nou Camp, chipping the ball to Jordi Alba and volleying home the return.

Furthermore, they are without key personnel in Chema, Roger Marti, Ivan Lopez, Jose Campana, Enis Bardhi and top scorer Jose Luis Morales for the trip to Catalonia.

Barcelona are in relentless form at the moment and the scary thing is they're only going to get better now that Coutinho has joined from Liverpool for £142 million.